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study highlights stress of caring

One of the most difficult times when caring for a person with dementia is the period before diagnosis according to a study published online in the British Medical Journal

Government cuts could force up to 438,000 vulnerable people to fend for themselves

Thousands of women fleeing domestic violence, pensioners who rely on home-help support and people with mental health problems could be forced to fend for themselves under expected cuts to a major government support programme, a campaign group warned today.

Monmouthshire nurse sentenced for 'sloppy' treatment

An ex-care home nurse who ill-treated two elderly patients has been sentenced to 50 hours' unpaid work.

Carer defrauded Worcester widower of 300,000

A carer has been found guilty of defrauding a vulnerable widower she was supposed to be looking after by stripping his estate of about £300,000.

Town halls present ministers with dossier of red tape faced by councils

A detailed dossier of bureaucratic burdens faced by councils, detailing the costs of unnecessary red tape and outdated laws has been submitted to Ministers by council leaders.

Achieving goals empowers people with dementia

Achieving personal goals can help people in the early stages of dementia manage their condition, Alzheimer's Society research published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.