Weekly news round up – 25 May 2012


  • Joined up thinking makes you smarter – Age Scotland
  • Dundee scientists make discovery to help protect brain from Parkinson’s Disease – STV News
  • A short walk to health – Scottish Government
  • Rise in over 60s self harming – Scotsman
  • Patient has stem cell implanted in eye to reverse blindness – STV News
  • Nearly two in three people worried about dementia – Age UK


  • Patients face wait of up to 25 minutes for help to eat – Herald


  • Fuel bills to rise by £100 to keep the lights on – Mirror
  • More failing to save for pensions – BBC News
  • Britain faces old age poverty time bomb as one in five put nothing in a pension – Daily Mail


  • 80 year old woman swindled out of £1,000 by bogus workmen – STV News

Something for the weekend

  • ‘Luminate’ chosen as name for Scottish creative ageing festival – Age Scotland

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