Weekly news round up – 23 Dec 2011

Christmas is almost upon us, we can’t believe how fast the year has gone! Here is our last weekly round up of the year, with a new Friday round up starting at the beginning of 2012. Read on for housing for older people, dementia breakthroughs and some festive films that everyone in the family will love. Have a happy Christmas, folks!

Politics

  • New housing strategy for older Scots – BBC News
  • Older People’s Housing Strategy launched – Age Scotland
  • Age ‘time bomb’ puts free personal care to elderly at risk – Express

Money

  • Winter fuel payment folly – Daily Mail
  • More than half a million pounds to help heat the homes of elderly in Edinburgh – STV Local
  • Anger at post code delivery charge – BBC News
  • Over 50s’ mortgages spark concern – Age UK

Health

  • Sturgeon overrules health executives to save Lightburn hospital – Scotsman
  • Watchdog says NHS must change the way it delivers services – STV News
  • Hospital dementia care in England blighted by inadequate staff training – Community Care
  • Six in ten dementia sufferers not diagnosed – Telegraph
  • We want to prevent people getting dementia – BBC News

Crime

  • Fraudsters conned pensioners with £85,000 lottery scam – STV News

Social

  • Half a million people spent Christmas alone in the UK last year – Huffington Post
  • ScotsCare charity marks 400 years – BBC News
  • Director appointed for Scotland’s ‘creative ageing festival’ – The Drum

Something for the Christmas weekend

  • Generational Christmas movies that everyone will love – AARP
  • Bets on for record warm Christmas – STV News

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