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    Social care funding in a‘ridiculous situation’, says LGA head

    From:http://www.theguardian.com  View:686  Date:2015-01-29
    The head of the Local Government Association , David Sparks, has described social care funding in England and Wales as being in a “ridiculous situation” as councils are having to cut key services to fund care for the elderly.   Sparks, who runs the... More >>

    Over-the-counter sleep aids linked to dementia

    From:  View:677  Date:2015-01-28
    A new study has found a significant link between high use of anticholinergic drugs - including popular non-prescription sleep aids and the antihistamine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - and increased risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older people.  ... More >>

    More Cases of IRS Scam Calls Targeting Elderly

    From:http://www.wgrz.com  View:529  Date:2015-01-27
       Buffalo, NY - We have been telling you for months now about a nasty phone scam by criminals posing as IRS agents.       The callers threaten their victims with arrest if they don't pay some supposed back taxes owed. A recent call to our 2 On... More >>

    Wealth of generations

    From:Economics  View:529  Date:2015-01-26
        BRITAIN'S pensioners are a spoiled lot. They benefit from perks such as free bus travel and free television licences, and do not have to pay national insurance, one of Britain's two income taxes, on their private earnings. Last week George Osborne, chancellor of the... More >>

    Are some older patients being overtreated for diabetes?

    From:Medical News Today  View:346  Date:2015-01-23
    The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine , examined the glycemic control of older patients with diabetes - some with very complex and poor health - in order to assess possible overtreatment of the metabolic disorder.  For younger, healthier adults with... More >>

    Could an insulin nasal spray help treat Alzheimer's?

    From:Medical News Today  View:441  Date:2015-01-23
    The researchers, led by Suzanne Craft, PhD, professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest , found the spray may also be effective for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is estimated to affect around 10-20% of people over the age of 65. ... More >>