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CARDI E-Bulletin April 2015

CARDI Involvement

14th April 2015, CARDI

CARDI's e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research and policy including the latest research and innovation and events and funding. In April 2015 edition top stories include:

  • Heart disease and disability in older people
  • International Training Programme on Ageing- Call for Applications
  • Supporting next generation leaders - workshop
  • IAGG-ER 2015: CARDI participation
  • Social inclusion and ageing with an intellectual disability

Read CARDI E-bulletin April 2015 here

 

An Age Friendly City – how far has London come?

14th April 2015, University College London

London has become more adapted to an ageing population in the last seven years, but there is still some way to go before the city can be called ‘age friendly’ according to a recent King’s College London report. The report is a follow-up to a study carried out for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2006: What makes a city agefriendly?

The long-run effect of maternity leave benefits on mental health: Evidence from European countries

13th April 2015, Social Science & Medicine

This paper  from researchers at London School of Economics and Political Science examines whether maternity leave policies have an effect on women's mental health in older age. It links data for women aged 50 years and above from countries in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to data on maternity leave legislation from 1960 onwards. The findings suggest that a more generous maternity leave during the birth of a first child is associated with a reduced score of 0.38 points in the Euro-D depressive symptom scale in old age.

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Functional trajectories among older persons before and after critical illness

8th April 2015, Jama Internal Medicine

Little is known about functional trajectories of older persons in the year before and after admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) or how pre-ICU functional trajectories affect post-ICU functional trajectories and death. This study carried out by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine examined functional trajectories in the year before and after ICU admission and to evaluate the associations among pre-ICU functional trajectories and post-ICU functional trajectories, short-term mortality, and long-term mortality.

Mindfulness meditation and sleep among older adults

8th April 2015, Jama Internal Medicine

Sleep disturbances are most prevalent among older adults and often go untreated. Treatment options for sleep disturbances remain limited, and there is a need for community-accessible programs that can improve sleep. This study by researchers at the University of Southern California and UCLA examined the efficacy of a mind-body medicine intervention, called mindfulness meditation, to promote sleep quality in older adults with moderate sleep disturbances.

Secular Changes in Late-life Cognition and Well-being: Towards a Long Bright Future with a Short Brisk Ending?

31st March 2015, Humboldt University Berlin

This paper from researchers at Humboldt University and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development looks at how socio-cultural contexts have impacted on the experience of ageing.

Looking at two stages of the Berlin Aging Study, the first carried out between 1990 and 1993 and the second between 2013 and 2014, the team made some large-scale assessments of how old-age vitality has changed and put forward some reasons behind changes.

Understanding disability in older people with heart disease: presentations

CARDI Involvement

30th March 2015,

On Thursday 26 March 2015 CARDI launched the findings of all-Ireland research on heart disease and disability at an event in Belfast.The study was led by researchers from the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast.

The presentations from the event are below:

Prof Frank Kee - Understanding disability in older people with heart disease

Disability in older heart disease patients in Ireland

CARDI Involvement

26th March 2015, CARDI

Older people in Northern Ireland are more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease than those in the Republic of Ireland. They are also far more likely to have a limiting long-term illness and disability, according to a study funded by CARDI launched today (Thursday 26 March 2015) in Belfast. The study was led by researchers from the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast.

Key findings for over 50s

Focus On...Social inclusion and ageing with an intellectual disability

CARDI Involvement

23rd March 2015, CARDI

More adults with an intellectual disability (ID) in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI) are living to older ages. Social inclusion is vital for the health, wellbeing and quality of life of this group of adults as they age, and they often age without the family and social supports that other adults have.

The Bigger Picture: Understanding disability and care in England’s older population

10th March 2015, Independent Age and the Strategic Society Centre

Research from Independent Age and the Strategic Society Centre reveals that over 2 million pensioners struggle with the most basic day-to-day tasks. Meanwhile, 70,000 of the most disabled pensioners do not get any form of paid or unpaid care at home.

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