Archive for October, 2013

Review to examine residential care standards across Wales

Care HomeOlder People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, has officially launched her Residential Care Review into the quality of life and care of older people living in residential care in Wales.

She is calling on older people acrossthe Vale of Glamorgan, as well as their friends and families, to share their experiences of residential care, which will be used alongside a range of other evidence to develop a series of recommendations for residential care providers and public bodies.

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Suggested link between dementia and mid life stress

StressResearch carried out in Sweden suggests women who suffer high levels of stress in mid life are at a greater risk of developing dementia later on.

The study of 800 women was carried out over four decades, with the participants undergoing regular tests and examinations. At the start of the study, a quarter of the women reported having experienced at least one stressful event such as widowhood or unemployment. A similar proportion had experienced at least two stressful events, and one in five women had experienced at least three. During the follow-up research, 425 of the participants had died, and 153 had developed dementia.

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