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Dementia is the most common cause of death in women

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (31-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The Office of National Statistics has identified the biggest cause of death in women throughout the UK is dementia, with almost 32,000 women losing their lives to dementia in 2013. Dementia kills three times as many women than..... read full article

Mental health guide launched to improve young people's mental health services

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (30-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The Mental Health Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation have launched a new guide on ‘How to commission better mental health and wellbeing services for young people.' The guide is part of a series of..... read full article

Charity discloses 'unacceptable low' levels of spending on public mental health

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (29-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Mental health charity Mind has revealed that local councils spend what they consider to be an ‘unacceptable low’ amount on public mental health spending in England. It is the responsibility of local councils to prevent mental..... read full article

New director appointed by The Mental Health Foundation

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (28-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The Mental Health Foundation has selected Isabella Goldie as its new director of delivery and development. Ms Goldie is a passionate advocate of human rights and equality for people with mental health problems and previously worked..... read full article

Care home receives award for quality surroundings

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (28-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Bannview House in Banbridge has recently been awarded highly commended in the Northern Ireland Amenity Council’s Best Kept Awards. The Amore Care home, part of the Priory Group, was recognised in the 2014 Best Kept Residential..... read full article

Incontinence pad sends text message to care worker when soiled improving dignity for care home residents

Julia Corbett, News Editor (28-Oct-14) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

A team of innovators have created a ‘smart diaper’ to improve the lives of older people who suffer with incontinence, which sends a text message alert to care workers when a soiled pad needs changing. The disposable..... read full article

Dementia care home welcomes community into 'Tea for Two Bistro'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (27-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Birch Green Care Home has been welcoming members of the public into the home to enjoy tea, coffee and cakes while spending time in the home’s new Bistro café. The dementia specialist care home, located in Skelmersdale in Lancashire,..... read full article

Maritime care home receives sensory garden revamp

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (27-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

A care home for seafarers in Banstead, has welcomed a team of volunteer gardeners to help revamp its grounds. The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society at Belvedere House invited 12 employees from Legal & General, a local financial..... read full article

Cocoa may help to slow and even reverse age-related memory loss

Nina Hathway, News Editor (27-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

A small clinical trial has shown that a diet supplemented with cocoa flavanols– naturally occurring compounds found in cocoa beans – may help healthy older people improve their performance in cognitive tasks...... read full article

Care Workers Charity pays tribute to its patron Lynda Bellingham

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The charity for care workers has paid tribute to its patron and actress Lynda Bellingham, who recently died after a long battle with cancer. The 66-year-old, who died on 19 October, was a popular presenter..... read full article

Giant of social care says investing in staff is key to a successful business

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (23-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Social care expert, Mike Parsons, founder and former chief executive of Barchester Healthcare has cited investing in his staff as one of the key reasons for his success. Mr Parsons recently acted as keynote speaker during a meeting..... read full article

Older people share life stories with children to bridge generation gap

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Opportunities for children to spend time with older people and learn about their life stories are being created as part of a new initiative launched by Anchor. Anchor has launched its ‘life histories’ initiative after the charity..... read full article

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Care Show

Date: Tuesday 04 Nov 2014 – Wednesday 05 Nov 2014   Location: NEC Birmingham
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NHS Commissioning: Improving Health and Reducing Inequality

Date: Thursday 06 Nov 2014   Location: Central London
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Managers Conference: National Care Forum

Date: Monday 10 Nov 2014 – Tuesday 11 Nov 2014   Location: Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire
Organiser: National Care Forum   website

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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Dementia Friends

Date: Thursday 06 Nov 2014   Location: Sunrise of Elstree
Organiser: Sunrise of Elstree   more details

Older People in the Media Awards 2014

Date: Thursday 13 Nov 2014   Location: London
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Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

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Pembroke Care News

Date: Monday 21 Oct 2013 – Saturday 21 Oct 2023   Location: Pembroke Care
Organiser: Pembroke Care   more details

Monthly Coffee Mornings

Date: Thursday 07 Nov 2013 – Thursday 04 Dec 2014   Location: Lancaster Grange
Organiser: Barchester Lancaster Grange Care Home   more details

Monday Activities

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

Upcoming events at Bloomfield

Date: Monday 11 Aug 2014 – Saturday 06 Dec 2014   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Bloomfield 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