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Tuesday 26 February 2013
Charity warns 80 per cent of people in care have condition
Monday 25 February 2013
A care home worker spat in the face of an elderly resident saying, "she'll learn now, she'll never spit at me again," a prosecutor has told a jury.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Bloodied and bandaged, Tuilagi triumphs over Bastareaud in heavyweight clash that highlights the modern game's obsession with collisions and brute force
Thursday 14 February 2013
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can block signs of accelerated ageing that may be linked to Alzheimer's disease, a study has found.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
A quarter of agencies that provide care to people in their own homes do not meet all five national standards of quality and safety, regulators said.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
A senior nurse at the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital failed to hold back tears at a disciplinary hearing as she recounted the brutal treatment of an elderly dementia patient by a Bulgarian nurse.
Sunday 27 January 2013
A fruitful shaking of the family tree
Sunday 20 January 2013
As we live longer, the pressure on the health service mounts. The number of hospital stays by elderly patients, by over-75s in particular, has soared by about a third since 2000. It makes for a lopsided use of resources, not just because other people are prevented from using these beds but also because, as Sir David Nicholson, the new head of the NHS Commissioning Board, says in this newspaper, prolonged hospital stays are bad for old people, too.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Doctors are refusing to carry out tests for dementia as they believe it is pointless as there is no effective cure available, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
Farewell to puppet master who defined childhood for a generation: Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson dies
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Tributes paid to Anderson, who said Thunderbirds and co were a ‘pain in the arse’
Monday 24 December 2012
Baroness Thatcher is said to be “in good spirits” as she recovers from minor surgery but is expected to spend Christmas in hospital.
Sunday 23 December 2012
As families gather for the festive period, a charity is urging people to look out for the signs of dementia in elderly relatives.
Thursday 13 December 2012
The Royal Court has a proud tradition of offering alternative Yuletide fare and this year they have surpassed themselves with Dominic Cooke's razor-sharp production of a work that could be described as the ultimate antidote to mindless festive cheer.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Feeling lonely can increase the risk of Alzheimer's in later life, a study suggests.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Maps showing the loneliest places in the UK are to be created, the Health Secretary will announce today.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more