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Braintree Care Homes Win Awards For Food And Fun

A passion for providing delicious and nutritious food and a varied programme of activities to promote wellbeing has won awards for two Braintree care homes. The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court in Bocking scooped the Essex Care Sector Prosper Awards for Activities and Wellbeing and Diet, Nutrition and Hydration. ...

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Essex Care Home Rated Outstanding By The Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Mountfitchet House care home in Stansted, Essex, to be Outstanding following an inspection in September. Mountfitchet House provides accommodation and personal care with nursing for up to 60 older people who may also have dementia. At the time ...

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Older People ‘Would Benefit’ From Weight Training And More Protein

“GPs should prescribe protein powders and weight lifting to pensioners to help reverse frailty,” The Daily Telegraph reports. While there is no exact definition of frailty, it is usually used as an umbrella term to describe a range of linked age-related factors such as lack of energy, unintentional weight loss, ...

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Further Evidence That Alzheimer’s Protein Amyloid Could Spread Like Prions

Scientists from University College London (UCL) have presented further evidence in mice that the amyloid protein, which builds up in the brain during Alzheimer’s, can be transmitted through contaminated brain tissue extracts in a similar way to the prion protein responsible for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The results are published today ...

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Contract Awarded For £15.7m Care Village

Chester is to get a state-of-the-art dementia care village, and the build contract has been awarded to North West construction and property specialist, Pochin’s by care village operator, Belong. The £15.7 million development on Chester’s City Road will create in excess of 140 new jobs and provide world-leading dementia and ...

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Four In Five Older People At Risk Of Struggle To Find Social Care

Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough older people’s care to meet demand, new research from Coram Family and Childcare reveals, leaving over 4.3 million people aged 75 or over living in areas without enough care. Coram Family and Childcare Trust’s third annual Older People’s ...

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New Insights Link Brain Injury, Depression And PTSD To Dementia In Women

Scientists have studied female US military veterans and found that traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are linked to an increased risk of dementia. The findings are published today (Wednesday 12 December) in the scientific journal, Neurology. The researchers looked at data from 109,140 US female military ...

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University Conduct Care Trial At Care Home

A dementia specialist care home in Manchester has completed it’s 6-month trial of Namaste Care, a ground-breaking programme of care created by Joyce Simard from the United States, that focuses on engaging with each individual person’s senses through sound, touch, smell, taste and sight. EachStep Blackley, which is part of ...

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The Sad Side Of Christmas

By Dr Gero Baiarda, Private GP & Primary Care Dermatologist at GPDQ, the UK’s first doctor-on-demand app Christmas Day will soon be upon us. For most of us, it’s a time of joy and happiness as we gather with loved ones and celebrate the festive spirit. My children have spoken ...

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7 Ways to Avoid Catching the Flu

Influenza (also known as flu) is a very common infectious disease which spreads easily and can have serious consequences for some people. Most flu infection occurs during the winter months. Care home residents are extremely vulnerable to flu because: • Residents are often elderly and frail • Residents often have ...

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Care, Comfort And Cost: How Your Approach To Energy Can Improve All Three

Independent energy consultant Joss Clarke offers guidance to care providers keen to take a proactive approach to their energy use. When discussing energy solutions, it can be easy to think technology holds the answer. Yet while the advancements and developments made in smart energy mean it is often a worthy ...

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Brexit and its Impact on the Care Home Sector

With Brexit looming large in early 2019, the UK care sector is bracing itself for turbulent times ahead. It is estimated that around 60,000 care sector workers will be impacted when the UK officially leaves the European Union, which begs the question – what will become of our already ailing ...

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