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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Appreciating Age

2nd October 2014, The Commissioner for Older People NI

The Commissioner for Older People, Claire Keatinge, recently (1 October 2014) launched a major report  entitled Appreciating Age . It examines the economic value to contributions made by older people to highlight the positive roles they play across Northern Ireland. The report also considers the cost of older age-related spending, and subtracts these costs from the total contributions so as to give a true reflection of the net economic value older people bring to society.

Video: AKTIVE - Advancing Knowledge of Telecare for Independence and Vitality in later life

30th September 2014, AKTIVE project (Advancing Knowledge of Telecare for Independence and Vitality in later life)

A new video released by the AKTIVE research team explores behavioural, design and structural factors affecting the adoption and use of telecare for older frail individuals.

The AKTIVE project (Advancing Knowledge of Telecare for Independence and Vitality in later life) investigated the uptake of assisted living technologies (ALTs) by older people and examined how telecare can be developed to improve the life of individuals who are prone to falls or have memory problems. 

Lifelong learning

30th September 2014, Institute of Education, University of London

This paper from the Institute of Education, University of London sketches the demographic, economic, and health or well-being reasons for lifelong learning (LLL).  It takes a wider view than that of the learning society, which has often been seen chiefly as a means of producing a more skilled and flexible workforce, or of enhancing participatory citizenship. Read the paper here.

Measuring the Benefits: Companion Animals and the Health of Older Persons

30th September 2014, International Federation on Ageing

On September 25th, 2014, the International Federation on Ageing in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare Animal Health conducted a webinar to promote the "Measuring the Benefits: Companion Animals and the Health of Older Persons" report and its findings.  Discourse from this webinar reinforced many of the key findings from the full report, such as the implications of companion animals to the health of older persons and policy, the importance of One Health and real-life examples of their impact.

Promoting physical activity in older adults: A guide for local decision makers

29th September 2014, Age Action Alliance

This report from Age Action Alliance represents one of the outcomes of a 12–month collaborative network in 
AVON (AVONet). Through AVONet it attempted to identify best bet physical activity (PA) promotion strategies for older adults. Read more here.

Keeping active for better ageing: Presentations

CARDI Involvement

25th September 2014, CARDI

Keeping active for better ageing, a seminar hosted by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), on Thursday 25 September 2014, discussed the benefits for older people and the reasons why older people as a group don’t have higher levels of physical activity.
The keynote speaker was Professor Ken Fox University of Bristol. Find out more about Prof Fox's work here:

CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing Research: Leaflet

CARDI Involvement

15th September 2014, CARDI

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland has announced the appointment of five post-doctoral Fellows in a £1million investment to develop future leaders in research on ageing and older people.

 The CARDI Fellows, four at Queen’s University Belfast and one at Trinity College Dublin, will carry out research over the next three years into ageing issues with the aim of improving the lives of older people across the island of Ireland.