Tag Archives: Subjective Wellbeing

Happiness Research, Geography (Economics?) and Ageing (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary In the affluent Western countries, including the UK and the US, measurable life satisfaction follows a U-shape curve, dipping to a low in midlife but rising again in later life (despite physical ageing). Life satisfaction in Africa tends to … Continue reading

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Wellbeing and Health Policy (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has produced presentation slides and a set of short documents reviewing the evidence about: (i) the value and importance of wellbeing for health (mental and physical) throughout an individual’s life-course, and (ii) exploring the implications for … Continue reading

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Understanding the Person with Dementia: a Film for World Alzheimer’s Month (SCIE Social Care TV)

Summary SCIE has launched a new Social Care TV video to coincide with World Alzheimer’s Month and World Alzheimer’s Day on Saturday 21st September. It explains the importance of “getting to know the person with dementia, learning about their memories and … Continue reading

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Female Informal Caregivers’ Quality of Life: European Perspectives (University of York CHE)

Summary A significant body of previous research into informal caregiving has pointed to the intense emotional and physical burden for some caregivers. Research by the University of York Centre for Health Economics (CHE) investigated the subjective experience dementia care among female … Continue reading

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Human Rights: Guidance for Commissioners of Home Care (Equality and Human Rights Commission)

Summary This guide has been created to assist local authority elected members and staff, involved in the commissioning and procurement of home care, to understand the obligations upon them under the Human Rights Act 1998. The main section headings cover: … Continue reading

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Measuring National Wellbeing (House of Commons Library)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary There is an increasing interest worldwide in measuring and monitoring wellbeing, whether at the individual, social … Continue reading

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Using Happiness to Value Health (Office of Health Economics)

Abstract This document is a theoretical guide to the latest developments in happiness research as applied to the valuation of health. It shows how happiness data can overcome some of the well-known problems with existing “preference-based” ways of valuing health. … Continue reading

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