Treatments modelled on the cancer drug Gleevec could potentially prevent the formation of amyloid plaques - one of the major hallmarks of Alzheimers disease according to a new study.
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Widespread public confusion remains over how the adult care system works, two years after councils in England were set personalisation targets to improve information and advice for citizens, research has found.
Many hospitals across the UK are not doing enough to spot elderly people at risk from malnutrition, says a charity.
One in five elderly people with broken hips do not get surgery quickly enough, a survey shows.
Steep rises in charges for non-residential care at three councils is sparking fears that a wave of increases could endanger access to care for older and disabled adults.
The sister of a severely disabled teenager has said Manchester City Council was "barbaric" and "unprofessional" for taking him away from his foster mother.