A selection of the latest ageing research publications can be accessed here. CARDI publications are highlighted by the CARDI icon to the right of each title. You can suggest additional publications you would like to see listed here.

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A profile of older people in Northern Ireland – 2014 update

30th October 2014, The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM)

In 2009 OFMDFM brought together a selection of high level statistics on older people from various published sources. This was undertaken to assist in the monitoring of change in the position and circumstances of older people over time and to act as a useful reference point for stakeholders.

A follow-up report was produced in November 2013, providing updated figures for most of the 2009 baseline report indicators. This report, the third in the series, provides a further update. Information includes details on rates of income, illness, mobility and poverty.

Dementia words matter: Guidelines on language about dementia

29th October 2014, The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)

Dementia is discussed more regularly now in the media – both on television and in newspapers and magazines. The language we use to talk about dementia influences how people with dementia are viewed and also how they feel about themselves. The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) got together 20 people with dementia for a day in Liverpool to discuss the words that are used about dementia.

The personal is political - women's experiences of dementia

28th October 2014, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Dementia is an issue that disproportionally affects women. The Alzheimer's Society tells us that two thirds of the people living with dementia in the UK are women and many research papers state that most family carers and those paid to care for people with dementia are also women. The voices of the women involved in this project (funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of the Dementia Without Walls programme) opening up discussions around the lives of women affected by dementia.

Advancing Years, Different Challenges: Wave 2 IDs-TILDA, Findings on the ageing of people with an intellectual disability

20th October 2014, IDS TILDA

Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Older People, Equality & Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch recently (Oct 1 2014) launched the report of the second wave of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) 'Advancing Years, Different Challenges: Wave 2 IDs-TILDA, Findings on the ageing of 

Cracks in the pathway: review of dementia care

13th October 2014, Care Quality Commission

A major review of dementia care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the unacceptable gap in the quality of care means it is likely that someone living with dementia will experience poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals.

CQC inspected care in 129 care homes and 20 hospitals across England, looking at four areas: how people's care needs were assessed; how care was planned and delivered; how providers worked together and how the quality of care was monitored. 

Read the report here.

Isolation: the emerging crisis for older men

13th October 2014, Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre-UK

New figures in a joint report from Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre-UK(ILC-UK) suggest that the number of older men living alone will rise to 1.5 million (from 911,000 today) by 2030.

In England, over 1.2 million men aged over 50 reported a moderate to high degree of social isolation. 710,000 men aged over 50 reported a high degree of loneliness.

Deprivation and cognitive dysfunction: CARDI research brief

CARDI Involvement

10th October 2014, CARDI

People who live in disadvantaged areas have a greater risk of developing cognitive dysfunction than people in better off areas, a study by Professor Helene McNulty and colleagues at the University of Ulster has found. The findings of this study, funded by CARDI, are based on novel analysis of existing data collected for the TUDA Ageing north-south cohort study of over 5,000 older people in Ireland. 

Read the brief here: McNulty brief final web.pdf

Global AgeWatch Index 2014

6th October 2014, HelpAge International

HelpAge International recently launched (1 October 2014) the Global AgeWatch Index 2014 ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people. According to the index, Norway is the best country in the world to grow old in. It overtakes Sweden which topped the rankings in 2013.