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Care of the elderly news : February 2009

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private care of the elderly in the UK.

  • Second-hand smoke linked to dementia COPD - smokingPeople who inhale second-hand smoke on a regular basis may be more likely to need a private dementia care home in later life, new research in the British Medical Journal suggests.
  • Financial crisis prompts more calls on long-term care advice engage mutualAgainst the backdrop of a deepening financial crisis, leading independent care advisers, Grace Consulting reports more people seeking help in the struggle to find elderly care solutions for...
  • Bupa Care Services welcomes dementia strategy BupaBupa has welcomed the government's first national dementia strategy, which was launched earlier this week by health secretary Alan Johnson. The government has pledged to improve early diagnosis,...
  • Dementia unit opened at Bupa care home BupaA new dementia unit has been opened at Bupa's Arncliffe Court Nursing and Residential Home. The Paisley Unit is a specialist unit caring for people with dementia, named after Liverpool legend Bob...
  • Care homes have a 'vital part' to play BupaCare homes are vitally important, particularly for people in the latter stages of dementia, it has been claimed. Bupa Care Services' head of mental health, Dr Graham Stokes, noted that people with...