Category Archives: Wales

Wales ‘Let’s reward valued carers’

‘Let’s reward valued carers’

Feb 23 2012 by David Powell, North Wales Weekly News

CARERS who look after ill or frail relatives or friends should be rewarded with a discount card in shops, it was claimed yesterday.

The “Carer’s Card” idea is set to be put to Conwy County Council – in an area which has the highest number of senior citizens proportionately in Wales – and could be extended across the country.

The proposal comes from Cllr Mike Priestley to reward these “unsung heroes”.

More needs to be done to improve social care services in Wales

Call for social care services to improve

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

South Wales Evening Post

IMPROVEMENTS are needed to the quality of social care services in Wales, a report has said.

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) said more needed to be done to “consistently deliver good quality assessments and care management” for adults and children.

But the chief inspector’s report said improvements had been made.

Word games and quizzes can help people with dementia

Bangor dementia patient trial to look at games and quizzes

 Word games, quizzes and discussions with family members are suggested

People with dementia and their carers are to be recruited for a trial looking at how word games and quizzes can benefit brain stimulation in sufferers.

Bangor University research suggests cognitive stimulation from playing dominoes or even baking a cake can also help boost memory.