Carers Week 2019 – shining a light on social care crisis Carers Week 2019 – shining a light on social care crisis This week (10-16 June) is Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and to highlight the challenges unpaid carers face. This year’s campaign has even more potency than previous years, with the UK adult social care system in urgent need of reform. This has been highlighted several times in the media, most recently in BBC Panorama’s shocking ‘Crisis in Care’ episode last Wednesday (5 June). The heart-breaking episode followed various families with [...]
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6 tips for helping elderly loved ones tackle their spring cleaning 6 tips for helping elderly loved ones tackle their spring cleaning Whether you view it as the welcome passing of the cold weather or a chance to get out and about in the sun, spring is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. With this in mind, a great springtime activity is spring cleaning, where you finally tackle those pesky tidying and cleaning tasks that you (quite literally) swept under the rug in the winter. But for elderly people who have poor mobility, spring cleaning [...]
Could gum disease be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease? Could gum disease be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease? A new line of research that could lead the charge in fighting Alzheimer’s disease in the future has been announced, with a recent study adding to growing evidence that there is a strong link between gum disease and dementia. A global problem The new research is promising news for the 50 million people worldwide living with dementia, especially since the failure rate of drug development for Alzheimer’s is estimated to be around 99 per cent. This month, Biogen [...]