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Eight out of 10 back use of GPS tracking devices for people with dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

More than eight-out-of-10 people in Britain back the use of GPS tracking devices for people living with dementia, with support for the devices rising even higher among friends and relatives of those with the disease. The..... read full article

Age UK launches advertising campaign in response to Facebook 'friends' campaign

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (17-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

A new poster campaign has been launched by Age UK and J. Walter Thompson London in response to the new Facebook ‘Friends’ advertising campaign to highlight issues of loneliness in older people. The new Age UK adverts show older..... read full article

New care home developments 'financially driven' and do not reflect regional demand

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

We are seeing a continuing growth in new care home developments being built, however these are very much “financially driven” and are not in the areas where they are really needed, according to a social care property adviser. HPC..... read full article

New owners of Belfast care home draw on local history to demonstrate values

Richard Howard, News Editor (15-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

After heavy investment in renovation and focused training initiatives, the owners of a West Belfast care home have now renamed the accommodation ‘Glenalina Lodge Care Centre’, after an important figure from local history, in order to demonstrate their..... read full article

Anchor's new Peterborough care home celebrates momentous milestone

Richard Howard, News Editor (14-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

The final roof tile has been placed on the latest addition to Anchor’s prestigious range of care homes, Clayburn Court in Peterborough. Staff of L N T Construction Ltd were joined by the vice-chair of Hampton Parish Council for the ceremony,..... read full article

Dr Christian urges older men not to accept erectile dysfunction as inevitable part of ageing

Julia Corbett, News Editor (10-Apr-15) article from 'Features' section

Nearly half of older men would prefer to talk about difficult financial matters than sensitive health issues such as erectile dysfunction or Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TDS) with their doctor, a new report..... read full article

Being underweight in mid to late life increases risk of dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (10-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

Middle-aged and older people who are underweight are a third more likely to develop dementia than people of a similar age with a healthy body weight, according to a new study. The research published in The..... read full article

Care Cook of the Year 2015 finalists revealed

Julia Corbett, News Editor (09-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

After beating off competition in several regional heats, the finalists of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Cook of the Year 2015 have been revealed. The 11 finalists will now compete for the title on Wednesday..... read full article

Katie Hopkins clashes with Robbie Savage over bed blocking comments

Julia Corbett, News Editor (08-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

Katie Hopkins has clashed with ex footballer Robbie Savage over her comments on social media site Twitter, saying dementia patients should not be blocking beds in hospitals. The TV personality took to Twitter..... read full article

Growing demand for reminiscence products to aid and encourage conversation in people living with dementia

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (07-Apr-15) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

Reminiscence is a recognised way for people with memory problems to help regain control of the lives. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of reminiscence products available to care homes and healthcare professionals...... read full article

Bed sores: Ultrasonic research techniques show round-the-clock prevention can be achieved

Richard Howard, News Editors (07-Apr-15) article from 'Features' section

Pressure sores are a grim reality that can occur when adults become immobile. They can develop quickly, cause immense pain to the individual and be difficult to treat, presenting quite a challenge to even the most efficient of care..... read full article

EU allergen legislation to create large fines for non-compliant care homes

Julia Corbett, News Editor (07-Apr-15) article from 'Features' section

As of December 2014, all care homes are obliged to provide information about allergens in all food prepared and served to care home residents, facing fines if they do not comply. The change in EU legislation..... read full article

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Care Roadshow Glasgow

Date: Tuesday 21 Apr 2015   Location: Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow
Organiser: Care Roadshows   Contact: 01425 838393   more details   website

Understanding Dementia Workshops 2015

Date: Tuesday 21 Apr 2015
Organiser: University of Salford   more details

Learning Disability Today North 2015

Date: Thursday 30 Apr 2015   Location: Hillsborough Sheffield Wednesday Stadium, Sheffield
Organiser: Lighthouse Healthcare   more details

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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The National Learning Disabilities Awards

Date: Friday 15 May 2015   Location: ICC, Birmingham
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Care and Support West Awards

Date: Friday 31 Jul 2015   Location: TBC
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Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

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Monday Activities

Date: Monday 11 Aug 2014 – Monday 10 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester High Habberley House Care Home   more details

Reading Club

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Drummond Grange Care Home   more details

Music Therapy

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Drummond Grange Care Home   more details

Sewing Club

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Drummond Grange Care Home   more details

Tuesday Activities

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Tuesday 11 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester High Habberley House Care Home   more details

Wednesday Activities

Date: Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester High Habberley House Care Home   more details