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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ENGAGED: evidence for active and healthy ageing

15th July 2014, ENGAGED works on evidence for active and healthy ageing

To scale up independent living solutions we need to collect and share more evidence on their impact across Europe. However, a joint European framework of methodologies is missing in that area. For that reason ENGAGED organised a set of workshops gathering experts and stakeholders from all over Europe.

Read more about our activities and the ENGAGED upcoming events in the project’s third newsletter: ENGAGED third newsletter

Home Bitter Home? Gender, Living Arrangements, and the Exclusion from Home-Ownership among Older Europeans

15th July 2014, EU Families and Societies project

A working paper published by the Families and Societies project shows that older women in non-traditional family arrangements are most disadvantaged with regard to home-ownership. This often appears to result from a lower socio-economic status. Home Bitter Home? Gender, Living Arrangements, and the Exclusion from Home-Ownership among Older Europeans

Agenda for Later Life

15th July 2014, Age UK

Agenda for Later Life is Age UK’s annual overview of how well public policy is meeting the needs of people in later life. It covers all aspects of ageing: money matters; health and care; housing; and having the opportunity to participate and be recognised as a valued member of society. Each chapter also covers key global aspects of ageing.

Factsheet on case-law on the rights of older people

15th July 2014, The Press Service of the European Court of Human Rights

The Press Service of the European Court of Human Rights published in June 2014 a factsheet on the Court’s case-law on the human rights of older people. This collection shows that even though the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) does not explicitly refer to older persons nor to age discrimination, the Strasbourg Court can play an important role as a guardian of the rights of older people.

EU report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

15th July 2014, The European Commission

On 5 June 2014, the European Union published its first report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). This document follows the ratification of the Convention by the EU in 2010 and its obligation to prepare and submit a report on its actions to support the implementation of the Convention.

Midlife memory ability accounts for brain activity differences in healthy aging

11th July 2014, Neurobiology Of Aging

Abstract

Cross-sectional neuroimaging studies suggest that hippocampal and prefrontal cortex functions underlie individual differences in memory ability in older individuals, but it is unclear how individual differences in cognitive ability in youth contribute to cognitive and neuroimaging measures in older age.

Here, we investigated the relative influences of midlife memory ability and age-related memory change on memory-related BOLD-signal variability at one time point, using a sample from a longitudinal population-based aging study (N = 203, aged 55-80 years).

Pain and symptoms of depression in older adults living in community and in nursing homes: the role of activity restriction as a potential mediator and moderator

11th July 2014, International Psychogeriatrics

Chronic pain is likely to lead to depressive symptoms, but the nature of this relationship is not completely clear. The aim of the present study is to analyze the role of activity restriction in the pain-depression relationship in older people, and to test the hypothesis that this role is more relevant in community-dwelling older people than in nursing home residents. 

Depressive symptoms, pain intensity, and activity restriction were measured in a sample of 208 older adults with osteoarthritis, 102 living in nursing homes (NH), and 106 in the community. 

Hoarding Disorder in Older Adulthood

11th July 2014, The American Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry

Abstract

Hoarding disorder (HD) is a chronic condition associated with moderate to severe impairment in health and functioning.

HD has been primarily studied in midlife adults, and there is limited research on HD in late life.

In this review, we summarize research on the presentation and characteristics of HD and hoarding symptoms in older adults, including evidence for associated impairment in daily functioning, physical health, and cognitive function.

Finally, we review the evidence available for intervention outcomes for treating HD in older adults.

Healthy ageing and home: The perspectives of very old people in five European countries

11th July 2014, Social Science & Medicine

Abstract

This paper reports on in-depth research, using a grounded theory approach, to examine the ways in which very old people perceive healthy ageing in the context of living alone at home within urban settings in five European countries.

This qualitative study was part of a cross-national project entitled ENABLE-AGE which examined the relationship between home and healthy ageing.

Interviews explored the notion of healthy ageing, the meaning and importance of home, conceptualisations of independence and autonomy and links between healthy ageing and home.

The salience network in the apathy of late-life depression

8th July 2014, International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry

Abstract   Apathy is prevalent in late-life depression and predicts poor response to antidepressants, chronicity of depression, disability, and greater burden to caregivers. However, little is known about its neurobiology.   Salience processing provides motivational context to stimuli.   The aim of this study was to examine the salience network (SN) resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) pattern in elderly depressed subjects with and without apathy.  

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