This is the first of our weekly news round-ups. We will keep our eyes peeled for news that we can put together in a weekly blog post for you. Read on to see some of the stories that have been in the media this week:
Health and Wellbeing
- Dementia patients could have their lives transformed by garden therapy – BBC News
- How inherited Alzheimer’s sufferers in remote Columbia could hold the key to a cure – Channel 4 News
- NHS spends £22m a year on wasted food – The Sun
- Why are some hospitals failing older people? – Guardian
- Regulator calls for better care of the elderly – NHS Choices
- A million people suffering isolation and loneliness – Mature Times
- Esther Rantzen: Lonely Britain – Daily Mail
- High energy bills cause people to delay heating homes – BBC News
- Pension income could fall due to quantitative easing – MoneySavingExpert
- 13.5 year gap between desire, expected and actual retirement age – The Mirror
- Record fall of over 65s in employment shows it’s not just the young affected by unemployment – Telegraph
- Funeral costs are on the increase – Scotsman
- Ed Miliband appoints Shadow Minister for Older People – Grey Pride
- State Pension Age rise delayed for women as government announces Pensions Bills 2011 amendments – Age Scotland
- Chelsea’s oldest resident just turned 100 and he shared some pearls of wisdom on his good health and clean living. Read the full story.
- If you think that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, think again. Pensioners in Leeds learned how to DJ and tried graffiti art when they celebrated Older People’s Day.
- The winner of bizarre news story of the week goes to the sex workshop for over 60s that was cancelled due to lack of interest!