A care home has revealed that a table displaying interactive light games and images has made an “unbelievable difference” to its residents with dementia, saying “seeing their faces light up is just so emotional”. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Wheelchair users, people with mental health needs, learning disabilities, autism and those receiving adult social care, will gain more power to choose the type of care they want, as part of government plans to give up to 200,000 people personal health budgets. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Wheelchair users, people with mental health needs, learning disabilities, autism and those receiving adult social care, will gain more power to choose the type of care they want, as part of government plans to give up to 200,000 people personal health budgets. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
An 86-year-old pensioner has proved you don't need a gym to get fit and has shed eight and a half stone by walking around her tiny one-bedroom flat. ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a new study. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Care inspectors have praised staff at the 'outstanding' care home Coombe Hill Manor for giving residents decision-making powers, right down to carpet choice. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
A total of 29,374 beds were blocked in UK hospitals last year, with a high proportion due to a lack of capacity in nursing homes or residential care homes, according to a new study. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
A total of 29,374 beds were blocked in UK hospitals last year, with a high proportion due to a lack of capacity in nursing homes or residential care homes, according to a new study. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
New research by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reveals millions of people across England have had concerns about care and regret not speaking out. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
New research by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reveals millions of people across England have had concerns about care and regret not speaking out. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
The first cannabis-based medicine licensed in the UK is being trialled for the treatment of dementia symptoms - recruiting care home residents between 55 and 90 years-old who are displaying symptoms of agitation or aggression. ReadMore>>
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
The first cannabis-based medicine licensed in the UK is being trialled for the treatment of dementia symptoms - recruiting care home residents between 55 and 90 years-old who are displaying symptoms of agitation or aggression. ReadMore>>
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Prince Charles has backed plans for more yoga across the UK to keep the elderly healthy for longer and out of hospital, in a bid to to save ‘precious and expensive' NHS resources. ReadMore>>
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Prince Charles has backed plans for more yoga across the UK to keep the elderly healthy for longer and out of hospital, in a bid to to save ‘precious and expensive' NHS resources. ReadMore>>
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown has announced she is training for the London Marathon to raise money for the Dementia Revolution, a campaign by Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown has announced she is training for the London Marathon to raise money for the Dementia Revolution, a campaign by Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown has announced she is training for the London Marathon to raise money for the Dementia Revolution, a campaign by Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Unrealistic expectations created by the government's care worker recruitment campaign will not help the sector, according to Karolina Gerlich, chief executive of the National Association of Care & Support Workers. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Unrealistic expectations created by the government's care worker recruitment campaign will not help the sector, according to Karolina Gerlich, chief executive of the National Association of Care & Support Workers. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Scientists have developed the first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients for better evidence in abuse cases. ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillatio, one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable lifestyle choices, including alcohol, caffeine, exercise and lack of sleep. ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. The association between diet drinks and stroke risk was stronger in obese women and in African-American women. ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Loved-up couples living in care homes across the UK have some romantic advice for younger generations this Valentine's Day. ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with celiac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new study. ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Loneliness can be a real problem for many older people, however one couple in Bristol have bucked the trend by finding love again in a retirement village and getting married last summer, saying “we both assumed we would be alone for the rest of our lives”. ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Windmill House care home in Wymondham has been rated ‘outstanding' by the care watchdog, which praised its ‘individualised and very person-centred' care. ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has visited only three care homes, since starting his job in July last year, but has made trips to see 22 hospitals. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Up to 2.8m social care and health staff will have to undertake mandatory learning disability and autism training, teaching them to 'challenge attitudes and unconscious bias', under new government proposals. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Up to 2.8m social care and health staff will have to undertake mandatory learning disability and autism training, teaching them to 'challenge attitudes and unconscious bias', under new government proposals. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Care providers have revealed low pay to be the biggest barrier to recruiting care workers, on the same day the Government launched its national recruitment campaign to show how rewarding it is to work in care. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Care providers have revealed low pay to be the biggest barrier to recruiting care workers, on the same day the Government launched its national recruitment campaign to show how rewarding it is to work in care. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
How funny is he? Laughter may well prove to be the best medicine but scientists are studying whether comedian Michael McIntyre is hilarous enough to make elderly laugh away the flu. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
How funny is he? Laughter may well prove to be the best medicine but scientists are studying whether comedian Michael McIntyre is hilarous enough to make elderly laugh away the flu. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Older people are more likely to be offered antidepressants and less likely to be offered talking therapies, than younger people, according to new research. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Older people are more likely to be offered antidepressants and less likely to be offered talking therapies, than younger people, according to new research. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Researchers have identified a brain protein at the root of how the brain recovers from stroke. The finding offers a promising avenue for developing therapies that could work even when given beyond the first few hours after a stroke. ReadMore>>
Mon, Feb 11, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Researchers examined the prevalence and impact of six common symptoms (pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, breathing difficulty, sleep problems) and found that nearly half of adults ages 65 and older have two or more of these symptoms and one-fourth have three or more. But often clinicians miss these symptoms, and the ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Major food suppliers to care homes and elderly who rely on ‘meals on wheels', are busy stockpiling food to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Major food suppliers to care homes and elderly who rely on ‘meals on wheels', are busy stockpiling food to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Patient outcomes with large core stroke damage are worse the larger the core volume and the longer the time lapse between stroke onset and treatment. Perfusion imaging may help identify large core stroke patients who are potential candidates for mechanical thrombectomy (clot removal). ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
The long-term combination of cilostazol with aspirin or clopidogrel resulted in fewer recurrent strokes than with aspirin or clopidogrel alone in high-risk patients. ReadMore>>
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
A research team designed a study to investigate the role depression symptoms play in an increased risk of death over time. The team also examined the role heart disease and stroke play in the link between depression symptoms and increased risk of death. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Adults who notice that they frequently lose their train of thought or often become sidetracked may in fact be displaying earlier symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as a 'silent stroke,' suggests a recent study. ReadMore>>
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Scientists have shown for the first time that a blood-clotting protein called fibrinogen is responsible for a series of molecular and cellular events that can destroy connections between neurons in the brain and result in cognitive decline. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
London Fire Brigade is calling on care homes to urgently review their emergency staff training and check staff know how to safely evacuate residents, after finding serious fire safety failures in over half of care homes in London. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Valentine's Day doesn't get any easier for Patricia Sooriah, who lost her husband to cancer two years ago, however his legacy lives on in their care home, which has just been rated 'outstanding'. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow, and leads to heart attacks and stroke. The findings highlight how immunotherapies that treat inflammatory conditions might play a ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
A couple in their nineties, who both receive live-in care, are still smitten with each other and “wouldn't be able to cope if they were apart”. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
A study of over 96,000 UK men and women, of average age 64.5 years, has found that those with chronic conditions are spending considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers, so are missing out on its health management benefits. ReadMore>>
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool John Moores University are using smart meter technology to monitor people with dementia, in a bid to reduce hospital admissions by eradicating falls and accidents. ReadMore>>
Mon, Feb 04, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool John Moores University are using smart meter technology to monitor people with dementia, in a bid to reduce hospital admissions by eradicating falls and accidents. ReadMore>>
Mon, Feb 04, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
During a study spanning nearly a decade, researchers have linked the protein clusterin -- for the first time -- to many different facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk through its actions in the liver. Cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) is a cluster of conditions occurring together that increase a person's risk of heart ReadMore>>
Mon, Feb 04, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Bedbound elderly and disabled are being made a priority home care call as snow hits much of the UK, with a red alert issued for care workers to attend. ReadMore>>
Fri, Feb 01, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
One of the UK's most talented young classical musicians has swapped the Albert Hall for a residential care home in Wrexham, playing the harp in an hour-long concert session. ReadMore>>
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Danny Wright, aged 83, was happy to embrace a burlesque dancer, when his care home in Colchester invited professionals to perform sexy dance routines for elderly men. ReadMore>>
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
A new survey finds that while most Americans (88 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren't doing enough -- or anything -- to combat their own weight issues. The survey found 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due ReadMore>>
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
At least 48 percent of all adults in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the latest statistics. Much of the prevalence is driven by an increase in the number of people classified as having high blood pressure, following the 2017 guidelines that redefined hypertension levels ReadMore>>
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Extremely high blood pressure that leads to strokes, heart attacks and acute kidney damage, classified as hypertensive emergency, is five times higher in inner-city African-American patients than the national average, according to a recent study. ReadMore>>
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Thousands of home care workers across England and Wales are paid less than the minimum wage because councils don't insist home care firms pay staff for their travel time. ReadMore>>
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Care inspectors have praised a care home's dramatic turnaround with a ‘good' rating in December - a year after undocumented bruises and isolated residents triggered the home's move into ‘special measures'. ReadMore>>
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Counties with higher levels of fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution have more stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies among their citizenry. About half of US counties have annual air pollution levels that exceed guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency. ReadMore>>
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Flu-like illnesses are associated with an increased risk of stroke and neck artery dissection. The risk of stroke and neck artery dissections are greatest within a month of a flu-like illness. ReadMore>>
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
A minimally invasive surgery combining the use of a clot-busting drug and a catheter to drain blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients reduced swelling and improved patients' prognoses, according to preliminary research. ReadMore>>
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
The makeup of bacteria and other microbes in the gut may have a direct association with dementia risk, according to preliminary research. ReadMore>>
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
For most of human history Parkinson's disease (PD) has been a rare disorder. However, demography and the by-products of industrialization a now contributing to an impending a Parkinson's pandemic, according to experts. ReadMore>>
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
New research has found that women are twice as likely to suffer from severe depression following a stroke than men. ReadMore>>
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Newer anticoagulants, known as non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), are recommended over the traditional warfarin to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Weight loss is recommended for overweight or obese people with AFib. ReadMore>>
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
One in 10 staff say their care homes are turning away obese people as they do not have the facilities to care for them, with one care home manager explaining she turns away larger people because they are “so expensive”. ReadMore>>
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
A 98-year-old D-Day survivor has published a book about World War Two, describing his experience of the Normandy landings as ‘pretty rough'. ReadMore>>
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
A 98-year-old D-Day survivor has published a book about World War Two, describing his experience of the Normandy landings as ‘pretty rough'. ReadMore>>
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
The average daily food cost for a resident in a council-funded care home is £2.44, according to research by Sheffield Hallam University. ReadMore>>
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
A woman in her mid-fifties, with autism, bi-polar and learning disabilities, has contracted HIV after being raped in a care home in London. ReadMore>>
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
The Care Quality Commission has appointed Kate Terroni, the current boss of adult social care for Oxfordshire County Council as its new chief inspector for adult social care. ReadMore>>
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
The Care Quality Commission has appointed Kate Terroni, the current boss of adult social care for Oxfordshire County Council as its new chief inspector for adult social care. ReadMore>>
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
A ninety-year-old with mobility needs is still living at home with his beloved dog Sally, due to a care worker who looks after both of them. ReadMore>>
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
A novel 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' (ERAS) protocol for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use. The new study showed that when an ERAS protocol was employed, fewer patients needed pain medications one month after surgery. ReadMore>>
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Grannies are more important than Granny Smiths, said Age UK in its plea to the government to allow EU care workers to have the same rights as fruit pickers, so they can continue coming here to work after Brexit. ReadMore>>
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Grannies are more important than Granny Smiths, said Age UK in its plea to the government to allow EU care workers to have the same rights as fruit pickers, so they can continue coming here to work after Brexit. ReadMore>>
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
Source: homecare.co.uk
Implementing a new recovery pathway speeds time to next treatment for pancreatic cancer patients by 15 days, without increasing complication rates. ReadMore>>
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Researchers have the first PET scan-documented case of improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer's disease in a patient treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). ReadMore>>
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Care UK, Hallmark Care Homes and The Fremantle Trust have made voluntary changes to their care home contracts to limit the charging of fees after a resident has died. ReadMore>>
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
Source: carehome.co.uk
Positive self belief is the key to recovery from pain, say Uresearchers. The research team studied over 1,000 people undergoing physiotherapy for shoulder pain. They found that people are more likely to recover if they have the confidence to carry on doing most things, despite their pain. Those who expected ReadMore>>
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com
Migraine with aura was associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, but a recent post-hoc analysis reveals unexpected results suggesting that onset of such migraines before age 50 years is not associated with such risk. Later onset of migraine with aura was ReadMore>>
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
Source: sciencedaily.com