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Care of the elderly news : September 2010

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

  • World Alzheimer's Day highlights need to plan financially for long term care dementiaAs World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September approaches, LifeSearch warns of the financial consequences for those who get Alzheimer's. Over 700,000 people currently have dementia and it is believed there...
  • Long Term Care explained with AdviceOnCare.co.uk AdviceOnCare.co.ukIf you need information about long-term care and don't know where to turn, AdviceOnCare.co.uk are care fees advice and planning specialists who can help you with all your long term care planning and...
  • Care home tool developed long term careA tool has been developed to assess the suitability of care homes for their elderly residents. Funded by the Economic and Physical Sciences Research Council, the EVOLVE evaluation tool formed part of...
  • Quality of life in care homes 'could be improved with technology' senior computer userRecent developments at the University of Sheffield could help to improve people's quality of life in care homes. Scientists at the establishment have been working on a computer system, dubbed MAAVIS,...
  • Memory loss 'not result of old age' Rush Alzheimer's Disease CentreDementia may have a greater role to play in memory loss than had previously been realised. Research conducted by the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Centre has revealed rather than simply a result of the...
  • Elderly urged to be more active Independent AgeOlder Britons have been advised to remain physically and mentally active into their elderly years. The Independent Age charity said that strength and mobility are essential for enjoying a long and...
  • Carers 'urged to access support' carers urged to access supportPeople who are caring for a loved one or family member at home have been encouraged to take advantage of the benefits available to them. Comments from Steve McIntosh, policy and public affairs...
  • Carers 'should be given help' dementiaPeople who help a loved one to cope with dementia should be given help, advice and support to help them understand the diagnosis and its implications.
  • UK and US regulators sign agreement FSA - Financial Services AuthorityThe Financial Services Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with the new US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The agreement will enable better exchange of information between the...
  • EU Financial supervision package keeps national supervisors in the front line EuropeNew financial and insurance European supervisory authorities and a European systemic risk board keep national regulators at the fore whilst ensuring a common rulebook to prevent future economic...
  • Over 65s living for today not planning for tomorrow Bupa logoNew international healthcare research released from Bupa reveals the emergence of a young-at-heart generation, who still feel young and healthy in their 70s and 80s.
  • More pro bono work could help rebuild public confidence The Chartered Insurance InstituteThe Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has published a new report focusing on the growing popularity of pro bono work and its place within the insurance and financial services profession -...