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'Consistent' training needed for healthcare assistants

Consistent Training Needed For Healthcare Assistants. Many healthcare assistants (HCA) are not receiving proper training even though some are performing tasks usually done by doctors or nurses, a new report has found. The independent Cavendish Review found that HCAs were receiving no “...

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Does Alzheimer's actually 'protect' sufferers from cancer?

Does Alzheimer's Actually 'Protect' Sufferers From Cancer?   Older people who have Alzheimer's disease appear to have a lower risk of also developing cancer, researchers have found. In a study of more than 200,000 people, the largest of its kind, researchers found tha...

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Carer jailed after near downing leaves dementia patient with brain damage

Carer jailed after near downing leaves dementia patient with brain damage A senior care worker has been jailed after an elderly dementia patient nearly drowned in the bath. Natalie Gillan, 30, was jailed for six months after she admitted to the wilful neglect of a person who lacks mental cap...

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Dementia cure close, claims Health Secretary

Dementia cure close, claims Health Secretary A cure for dementia is just around the corner, Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has claimed. Speaking at the Local Government Association annual conference in Manchester, Mr Hunt said drug companies were confident they would have a cure f...

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Older people feel ignored and a 'burden'

Older People Feel Ignored Many older people feel stereotyped, ignored and a burden on society a new report has claimed. The report by Brunel University, De Montfort University and older people’s charity The Royal Voluntary Service found that almost three quarters of people aged over 65...

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Dementia sufferers 'collateral damage' of budget cuts

Dementia Sufferers As Chancellor George Osborne today unveils his Comprehensive Spending Review, dementia charities are urging him to fund greater access to care for people with the condition. The Alzheimer's Society claims that people with dementia are already suffering as cuts to socia...

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Tracing Lost Family Members

Reuniting Families  I was tracing the family of a man who had died in his late eighties. According to the births, deaths and marriages index, he’d had a brother, David, and a sister, Irene. I managed to track David down, but the only record I could find for Irene was her birth certif...

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Maximus Replaces Atos - Sounds Like Another Greek Tragedy

Work Capability Assessments To Be Made By New Firm A new firm comissioned by the Governemnt called Maximus is tp be paid circa £595m over three years to undertake work capability assessments for people applying for employment and support allowance. The Department of Work and Pensions cut ...

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Harpist Makes For A Very Happy Client

A Nice Mid Week Boost It always gives me a nice warm feeling when the team get their creative juices flowing and make a real difference to a clients life. Today was one of those days. I arrived at the office this morning to be greeted with a fresh cup of coffee and a great story to set my day u...

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