Publications

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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CARDI E-Bulletin June 2015

CARDI Involvement

25th June 2015, CARDI

CARDI's  e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research including seminars, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation.

Read CARDI Ebulletin: June 2015 here.

Getting involved in ageing research: A guide for the community and voluntary sector

CARDI Involvement

24th June 2015, CARDI

CARDI recently published a guide for the community and voluntary sector about getting involved in ageing research. The guide produced by Dr Brendan Murtagh, Queen's University Belfast and commissioned by CARDI builds on previous research on user involvement in ageing research (2014). The publication provides useful information on key issues relating to participating or carrying out research projects for age sector organisations.

Causal relationships between tourism and healthy ageing

24th June 2015, AFE-Innvonet

Recent research in social tourism notes possible links between tourism participation and improvements in health. However, there is a lack of quantitative evidence concerning the potential links between tourism participation and self-reported health amongst older people. An ageing society requires measures to promote independent living and enhance older people's quality of life. This paper provides evidence that older tourists are more active and healthy than non-tourists, from a study comparing health perceptions amongst Spanish older people.

The Future of Transport in an Ageing Society

23rd June 2015, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)

Britain’s public transport system is failing older people, according to a new study. A third of British pensioners never use public transport despite being eligible for a free bus pass, and half use it less than once a month. The most common complaint from those aged 65 and over was that public transport is “not convenient and does not go where you want”, the report (pdf) by the International Longevity Centre thinktank and charity Age UK found.

HSE’s Elder Abuse Services for 2014

22nd June 2015, Health Service Executive (HSE)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) (ROI) recently published its 7th review of the HSE’s Elder Abuse Services for 2014. In 2014, there were  a total of 2,592 referrals made to the elder abuse service which is an increase of 5% on referrals from 2013.  This represents the largest number of referrals received in any year since the service was established.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Carer Stress on Subsequent Institutionalisation of Community-Dwelling Older People

22nd June 2015, PLOS ONE

In the caregiving literature there is a common assertion that a higher level of carer stress is a critical determinant of premature ending of homecare. However, this contention has not been systematically assessed. This analysis carried out by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (published in PLOS ONE) systematically reviewed and meta-analysed the prospective association between various forms of carer stress and subsequent institutionalisation of community-dwelling older people.

Department of Health (ROI) Statement of Strategy 2015-2017

22nd June 2015, Department of Health (ROI)

The Department of Health (ROI) recently published its Statement of Strategy 2015-2017.  It sets out five major themes for action over the next few years. These include Healthy Ireland - improving our health and wellbeing as individuals and as a nation; improving patient outcomes and patient safety; moving towards universal health care; investing in IT and modernising o infrastructure; and embedding structural and financial reforms. Read more here.

Aspire: Age Sector Platform 20th edition

17th June 2015, Age Sector Platform

The 20th edition of aspire - Age Sector Platform's magazine - is now available to view online.

This year the format of the Pensioners Parliament changed and inside this edition you can read all about the first two ‘themed parliaments’ – on fuel poverty and health & social care.  This edition also features the launch of a significant piece of research into older people’s views of the health service here; and the launch of a new guide to help older people feel safe.

Best practices on evidence-based policymaking and policy recommendations on Active and Healthy Ageing

16th June 2015, Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing (SIforAGE

The consortium for Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing (SIforAGE) recently published a guide to best practice for evidence-based policymaking to support healthy and active ageing. Read the report here.

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