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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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.

Focus On...Dying at home

CARDI Involvement

2nd October 2014, CARDI

There is a big gap in the numbers of people in Ireland, North and South, who express a wish to die at home, and those who actually do so. For example, 67% of people in the Republic of Ireland have expressed a wish to die at home, yet only 26% of people do so. This edition of CARDI's Focus On series highlights some potential steps that should be taken to close this gap. Read the paper here.

Focus On...Dying at home

CARDI Involvement

2nd October 2014, CARDI

There is a big gap in the numbers of people in Ireland, North and South, who express a wish to die at home, and those who actually do so. For example, 67% of people in the Republic of Ireland have expressed a wish to die at home, yet only 26% of people do so. This edition of CARDI's Focus On series highlights some potential steps that should be taken to close this gap. Read the paper here.

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. 

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