Weekly news round up – 4th Nov 2011

We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for relevant news stories affecting older people over the past week. Read on to see what’s been in the media. If we’ve missed anything please do let us know and we’d be happy to add.

Health

  • New pill to halt ageing… The same old story – NHS Choices
  • Women bear the brunt as dementia deaths rise to 25,000 – Guardian

Social

  • Winter deaths in Scotland at 20 year low – Scotsman
  • Elderly struggling to cope with social care cuts – Guardian
  • A nursing home shrinks until it feels like a home – The New York Times
  • UK among Europe’s most ageist societies – Guardian

Politics

  • Older people’s issues receiving an overdue high profile, says Nicola Sturgeon – Holyrood Magazine

Something for the weekend 

  • Great photos of the Aquadettes, the Laguna Woods Village retirement community’s synchronised swimming team – Guardian
  • Meet Margaret, 106 years young – Bexhill on Sea Observer
  • Perfect Harmony as music charity granted £30,000 – Southern Reporter

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