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Weight Gain And Loss May Worsen Dementia Risk In Older People

Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from Korea published today in the online journal BMJ Open. A team of researchers from the Republic of Korea set out to investigate the association between BMI changes over ...

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£50,000 Boost For Dementia Research In Southampton

Researchers at the University of Southampton have received a boost of £50,000 from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The announcement comes during Dementia Action Week, a national initiative aimed at raising the awareness of dementia and encouraging people to join efforts to help tackle the condition. ...

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Inspirational Care Figures Honoured At Awards

Care Campaign For the Vulnerable highlighted the wonderful work being carried out every day to deliver safe and compassionate care in homes across the country. The Inspiration in Care Awards, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Gerrards Cross, celebrated everything that is great in the care sector, with families, care ...

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Learning Disability Super League Launches At Dacia Magic Weekend

The ground-breaking Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League is set to launch at the Dacia Magic Weekend, at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool (25th and 26th May). Super League and the Rugby Football League have partnered with the national social care charity Community Integrated Care to create a pioneering inclusive sports ...

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Online Healthcare Training Nets Millionth User

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) scheme has reached the significant milestone of one million users on the HEE e-LfH Hub. HEE e-LfH works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and care workforce. ...

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100-Mile England To Scotland Bike Ride For Macmillan

A 100-MILE bike ride will be undertaken by a care home quality manager to raise funds to support those with cancer. 60-year-old Lynn Walter is taking on the challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support, the chosen charity of her employer, the Hill Care Group, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. As the company’s ...

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Spearhead Hosts Virtual Dementia Tour For Staff And Customers

To coincide with Dementia Action Week (20-26 May 2019), care supplies company Spearhead Healthcare has played host to The Virtual Dementia Tour, a renowned interactive training day designed to give participants a unique insight into the world as experienced by dementia patients. Spearhead arranged for the training to take place ...

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Living Well Ethos Leads To Gold Standard Accolade For Middleton Hall

The multi-award-winning Middleton Hall Retirement Village has been honoured with another prestigious national accolade for ensuring a gold standard level of care in the last years of life. Following a visit by a leading UK health industry training body, the emphasis on living well and the excellence in the quality ...

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Will Exercising While Seated Improve the Health of Frail Older Adults?

Volunteer residents at a care home are taking part in a new University of Birmingham study aimed at assessing whether exercising while seated can improve the health and well-being of frail older adults. The study, called Keeping Active in Residential Elderly (KARE), is being conducted by the Physical Activity and ...

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Fall Prevention – Tips to Prevent Falls

If you have suffered a fall in the past or have become a little unsteady it’s only natural to worry about what will happen if you fall and no one is around. Falls and fractures are a serious health issue and extremely costly, both to the NHS and more importantly ...

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Leading the Charge for Positivity in Insurance

Insurance, overall, has a poor reputation. Whether people perceive that they pay large premiums and get nothing back from them, or that greedy insurers do their best to avoid claims or minimise payments wherever possible. I would suggest that this reputation is well deserved when it comes to insurance providers ...

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Engagement in Care!

The Care organisations have been under great pressure in recent years, from facing the uncertainty that goes with Brexit to a variety of NHS cuts, hoping to weather the storm awaiting better times. A key issue has always been recruitment and retention of staff. With cashflow being squeezed to the ...

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