Older people

All the latest news from the Department of Health that relates to older people.

Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions

From today, people across England will be able to sign up for sessions to become a Dementia Friend. Just over 12,000 people have already registered their interest in becoming Dementia … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions

New funding reforms announced for care and support

older lady and nurse

The Government has announced new measures for funding care to ensure that the elderly and those with disabilities get the care they need without facing unlimited costs. The new measures … Read more → – New funding reforms announced for care and support

Department recommends product label messages on vitamin D supplements for at risk groups

The department has produced some voluntary statements to apply to vitamin D supplements for at risk groups. The statements have been agreed by the food supplements industry. A significant proportion … Read more → – Department recommends product label messages on vitamin D supplements for at risk groups

Stage 2 application form for dementia environment funding available to view

The stage 2 dementia capital application form is now available to view. The application has been published early so that organisations can view the content of the stage 2 application … Read more → – Stage 2 application form for dementia environment funding available to view

FSA issues information sheet on preventing listeriosis in hospitals and nursing/care homes

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a new information sheet on preventing listeriosis in hospitals, nursing homes and care homes. Listeriosis is a rare but potentially life-threatening illness caused … Read more → – FSA issues information sheet on preventing listeriosis in hospitals and nursing/care homes

Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

The Alzheimer’s Society has released new data on the rates of dementia diagnosis in the UK. It shows wide variation between areas with, for example, 31.6% of people with dementia … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

woman sneezing into tissue

A campaign is launching today to encourage the public to adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene practices – to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ – to help stem flu … Read more → – ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections