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Several serious assaults in homes for elderly

Published tisdag 21 januari 2014 kl 14.12

Last year, 23 cases of assault were reported in the country's homes for the elderly, the tabloid Aftonbladet reports. Several of the cases were serious and in just over half of them, the homes were for  people with dementia.

According to Anna Karin Nyqvist at the Health and Social Care Inspectorate this is 23 cases too many. She said: "We used to stress the importance of making a risk assessment when a person comes to a home for people with dementia. Through their illness they can get almost paranoid tendencies, believing that someone is out to get them," Nyqvist tells the news agency TT.

After a serious incident on Monday, a 93-year-old man with dementia is suspected of murder after his 89-year-old roommate was found dead after a quarrel between the men at a home in Karlshamn during the night.

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