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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Balancing fairness and sustainability remains a challenge for long-term care policy

CARDI Involvement

24th February 2015,

On Friday, 13 February 2015, Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch announced that the Fair Deal scheme in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) would require an additional €30 million each year to avoid waiting lists of longer than 8 weeks.The announcement was made at a time when overcrowding in A&Es in ROI and throughout the UK had reached exceptionally high levels. Much of the overcrowding was caused by older people who needed nursing home care not being able to access it in order to be discharged from hospital.

Multimorbidity—older adults need health care that can count past one

16th February 2015, The Lancet

The health-care needs of older people with multimorbidity, and the extent to which these needs are met, are sharp exemplars of the challenges faced by health-care systems across the world in the 21st century. The increase in longevity in developed and developing countries alike is a testament to the success of 20th-century medicine and economic and social development. Research, policy, and action have transformed our ability to prevent infant mortality, to prevent and treat infectious diseases, and to prevent and treat the great killers in midlife such as heart disease and cancer.

Building bridges between neuroscientific evidence and policy

16th February 2015, The Lancet

Calls have been made for closer integration of research evidence in the decision-making process of the European Union (EU). However, scientists and policymakers are often left disappointed by each other; the scientists because they feel that they are not listened to by policymakers, and policymakers because the advice from scientists is not what they expected or because they find it unintelligible.

Journal of Frailty and Aging

16th February 2015, Journal of Frailty and Aging

Discover the latest issue of the Journal of Frailty and Aging Volume 3, Issue 4, published on December 1, 2014. Topics discussed in thisedition include clinical trials for Sarcopenia in older patients with hip fracture, use of the Clinical Frailty Scale for frailty identification, the perioperative care of older and frail patients, and the impact of frailty on post-acute rehabilitation outcomes. Website: http://www.jfrailtyaging.com/current-issue.html

 

Prevalence of Reduced Muscle Strength in Older U.S. Adults: United States, 2011-2012

16th February 2015, NCHS Data Brief

Recently, the American NCHS published national estimates of muscle strength in older adults in the United States in 2011-2012, based on maximum hand grip strength. Weak muscle strength is clinically relevant, because of its associations with mobility impairment. The report shows that 5% of adults aged 60 and over had weak muscle strength, 13% had intermediate muscle strength, while 82% had normal muscle strength. The prevalence of reduced (weak and intermediate) muscle strength increased with age, while the prevalence of normal strength decreased with age.

Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ireland

16th February 2015, PLOS One

Physical inactivity is the 4th leading cause of death worldwide. Inactivity—that is, an activity level insufficient to meet present recommendations—increases the risk of many adverse health conditions, including diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and breast and colon cancers, and shortens life expectancy.

All cause mortality and the case for age specific alcohol consumption guidelines

11th February 2015, British Medical Journal

A new study from University College London of people older than 50 largely examines the impact of alcohol across age groups. It finds that unless you're a woman over 65, alcohol consumption is unlikely to forestall your death. For these older women, they add, the health benefits of alcohol are not enormous, but drinkers were less likely to die during a follow-up period of between six and 10 years.

Forever Young(er): potential age-defying effects of long-term meditation on gray matter atrophy

11th February 2015, Frontiers in Psychology

It is the common perception that brain becomes older with age and our memory remains not so much sharp as in the early days of our life. But a new study suggests that taking the aid of meditation could be very helpful in preventing brain ageing.

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