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Care of the elderly news : October 2010

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

  • An age-old problem - over 80% not saving for their care National FriendlyNew research from specialist health insurer National Friendly, says that 84% are not putting any money aside to pay for care when they are elderly, further highlighting the severity of the escalating...
  • Read long-term care guide with care ABI (association of british insurers) logoThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published a brief 8-page consumer guide to long-term care insurance. The guide highlights that a minority of people will be expected to fund their own...
  • Smoking 'linked with dementia' Smoking 'linked with dementia'Smoking has been linked with an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. A recent research project published in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that heavy smoking during...
  • Nutrition 'important for elderly' meals on wheelsIt has been suggested that a number of elderly people in the UK are at risk of malnutrition. Indeed, research from the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) revealed that one in ten older...
  • Elderly 'choose alternative treatments' herbal bahElderly people are opting for alternative treatments when it comes to flu. This is according to recent research published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
  • Dementia progress 'could be slowed with vitamins' Elderly couple coping with dementiaLarge doses of vitamin B could help to slow the rate of mental decline associated with dementia. Recent clinical trials conducted in England revealed that elderly people with memory problems could...
  • Could walking improve mental function? multiple sclerosisOlder people could benefit mentally from taking gentle exercise, it has been suggested. A recent study by researchers at Pittsburgh University has revealed that older people who walk more are less...
  • Reform of competition and consumer bodies The Department for Business, Innovation and SkillsThe Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has confirmed that it will merge the Competition Commission (CC) and the competition functions of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to form a single...
  • Insurers must not distinguish between men and women Veneers for teethInsurers must stop taking a person's sex into account when calculating insurance, an advisor to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said. Advocate General Juliane Kokott has said in an opinion...
  • Insurers need to do more to retain customers PegasystemsUnder pressure from a demanding customer base more willing than ever to shop around, insurance companies are increasing their focus on developing customer retention strategies.