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Archive for November, 2016

SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE OLDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD

The Ageing Demographic and the oldest person in the world? The worlds oldest person is celebrating today her 117th birthday.  Congratulations to Emma Morano. Other than genetics, her secret to longevity is two raw eggs a day plus an omelette at lunchtime and chicken for dinner followed by some biscuits.  Emma has also revealed that kicking her husband…
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WAS ELDERLY CARE A TOP PRIORITY IN THE AUTUMN STATEMENT?

Did the Autumn statement address the funding issues in Elderly care? November has been a month where the existing crisis in elderly care has been highlighted. The Alzheimer’s Society have highlighted shortcomings in the quality of care at home for people diagnosed with Dementia. Some 850,000 in the UK have been diagnosed with this condition,…
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DOES DEMENTIA CARE AT HOME CREATE A “LIVING HELL”!!

This week warnings by the Alzheimer’s Society highlighted shortcomings in the quality of care at home for people diagnosed with Dementia. Some 850,000 in the UK have been diagnosed with this condition, half of whom rely on care workers coming into their home.   A survey carried out by the charity reveals that almost a…
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ARE LOCAL COUNCILS FAILING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY!!

Age UK have published a report today the 17th November 2016 identifying the fact that 1.2 million people don’t get the help they need from adult social care services in their area and some 696,000 people get no help what so ever.  This of course is an indictment on the system but not necessarily a…
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DEMENTIA – A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH!!

• Dementia is not a disease of the elderly; it is just a fact that with an ever increasing ageing population more elderly people suffer from the different types of this condition than other age groups. • Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that deaths from dementia now account for 11.6% of…
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BREXIT vs PARLIAMENTARY SOVEREIGNTY

I’m confused. One of the main reasons many people voted for us to leave the EU was because they don’t like the power the EU has to impose laws on us nor the power that the Court of Justice of the European Union has to overrule the decisions of UK Courts. Many people voted for…
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