Weekly news round up – 11 Nov 2011

Every week we pull together some of the stories in the media that have been affecting older people. Read on for the new Governement dementia campaign, tips on job-hunting and a 75 year old cyclist.


  • 400,000 pensioners struggling financially – Telegraph
  • How I cut my energy bills to £100 a year – Guardian


  • Look out for dementia warning signs, families urged – BBC News
  • Stem cells transformed into brain cells in Parkinson’s breakthrough – Guardian
  • My day with arthritis – Savista Magazine
  • Learn dementia signs, public urged – NHS Choices


  • Britain’s dementia time-bomb – Daily Express
  • Service cuts increase isolation in elderly – Community Care
  • US small-scale elderly care homes to be imported to the UK – Community Care
  • I’m 62, experienced and need a job. How should I  go about this? – Guardian

Something for the weekend

  • 75 year old cyclist who raised £10,500 calls on volunteers – STV Edinburgh

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