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CQC calls for improvements to oral health in care homes

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published the findings of an in-depth review on the state of oral health care in care homes across England.

The care home that built a replica High Street

A care home in Birmingham has built a "sensory street" - complete with tea room, sweet shop and post office - to help stimulate its residents. It is particularly helpful to those living with dementia, but how does it work?

Commonly-prescribed drugs could increase risk of dementia, says new study - Alzheimer's Society comment

New research suggests that regular use of certain types of commonly-prescribed drugs used to treat bladder conditions, Parkinson’s disease and depression, could significantly increase the risk of dementia in later life.

Deborah Alsina MBE appointed as Chief Executive of Independent Age

Independent Age, the older people’s charity, is delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Alsina MBE as Chief Executive. Deborah has been Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK for 10 years and will join Independent Age in October 2019.

People with dementia being ignored and neglected warns charity as new poll shows more than three quarters of MPs believe dementia care is underfunded

Majority of MPs believe dementia care should be funded by the state; Alzheimer’s Society calls for £2.4bn Dementia Fund.

New data released by Public Health England shows dementia is a leading cause of death in over-75s Alzheimers Society comment

New data published by Public Health England shows that dementia is a contributory or underlying cause in a quarter of deaths in over-75s.