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Health News for Elderly

In this new regular feature, TeleCare24 want to bring you some of the most recent health news for elderly items from the UK and around the world. These will be health news items related to the elderly. If you find anything interesting out there that we haven’t highlighted, then please let us know and we can let our blog followers know about it!

New Gel for Arthritis Sufferers Flexiseq Gel for Arthritis 

A new gel that should bring pain relief for arthritis sufferers could soon be available in the UK. Flexiseq, which is already available in Germany and Ireland, is a cream applied to the skin. The treatment is drug free and studies suggest it increases mobility and reduced pain.

Security Firms Act as Price Fixing Cartel.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has found that four security firms have broken the competition law. The findings relate to “collusive tendering arrangements” between four companies, ultimately resulting in elderly clients paying higher fees. The four companies found guilty were Cirrus Communication Systems Limited, Peter O’Rourke Electrical Limited of York, Owens Installations Limited of Weymouth and Glyn Jackson Communications Limited of Leeds. Cirrus, which is part of the Peverel Group which also owns CarelineUK was not fined.

Record numbers of Elderly Admitted to Hospital After Using Cannabis and Cocaine use
In an indication of changing times, over 900 patients have been admitted to A&E in the last 12 months after over dosing on illicit drugs. More than half were over 75 years of age. Officials suggest the trend is only going to rise over the next 20 years.

Dementia numbers set to treble
Alzheimer’s Disease International says 44 million people live with the disease worldwide, but that figure will increase to 135 million by 2050.In a statement ahead of the G8 Dementia Summit next week, the report says most governments are not prepared for the oncoming dementia epidemic.

NHS to Launch Trip advisor style Website

In an effort to increase transparency, the NHS is going to launch a new website that will allow patients to post feedback about their experiences. Are they about to open a can of worms?

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