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Alzheimer’s Society says a lack of funding means "we are limited in how quickly we can make life-changing discoveries"

UK research spend on dementia ‘still too low’

The amount of government money spent on dementia in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still too low when compared with the economic and personal impact the condition has, a...
Keeping your brain active during life might reduce the risk of developing memory problems

Arts and crafts could delay memory problems

A study published in the American Academy of Neurology 's journal highlights that those who participate in arts, crafts, computer use and social activities can reduce the risk of developing...
Randstad Care’s Victoria Short said it’s no surprise job security is so important given recent changes to social care funding


Social carers are the only section of the UK workforce to list non-salary factors as their prime consideration when looking for a job, according to research carried out by specialist care...
Two thirds of care jobs were paid below the living wage last year

Almost a million care jobs pay below living wage

Two thirds of all care jobs in the UK (930,000 in total) paid below the living wage last year, according to a new report published by independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. The report...
Social care workers £130m out of pocket

Social care workers £130m out of pocket

Social care workers are losing out on £130 million a year due to pay rates that are in breach of the National Minimum Wage, according to analysis by the independent think-tank the Resolution...
Alzheimer’s Society funds new wave of dementia research

Charity funds new wave of Alzheimer’s research

A gene which increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 10 times will be the subject of a new research hub at the University of Sussex funded by Alzheimer’s Society. The...
Social care system is failing older people

Age UK slams lack of social care funding

Age UK has published a damning report on the state of funding for national social care services. The charity’s social care ‘score card’ shows that despite rising demand the...

Research reveals impact of Parkinson's cognitive impairment on conversational ability

A new study from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Aberdeen have assessed the extent to which a patient’s ability to think quickly forms a barrier to communication,...

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