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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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.

Water Flouridation, Oral Status and Bone Health of Older People in Ireland

10th March 2015, TILDA

Research led by Dr Vincent O'Sullivan, (formerly of TILDA, now based in the University of Lancaster) and Professor Brian O'Connell, of the School of Dental Science in Trinity College Dublin has found a positive relationship between higher levels of water fluoridation and oral health, among older people in Ireland.

The TILDA data showed that adults living in areas with greater water fluoridation were more likely to have maintained their natural teeth.

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Frailty and functional decline indices predict poor outcomes in hospitalised older people

10th March 2015, Age and Ageing

Admission to a Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEMU) can optimise a patient's chance of functional recovery. This study from a team at the University of Adelaide aimed to evaluate the ability of several commonly used frailty and functional decline indices to predict GEMU outcomes, both at discharge and at 6 months. It found that frailty and functional decline instruments can predict older patients at risk of poor outcome. Read the paper here.

Excess winter deaths and morbidity and the health risks associated with cold homes

10th March 2015, NICE

Guidelines on excess winter deaths and cold homes have recently been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that were received during consultation and the responses to these comments. NICE have also produced an equality impact assessment to support the guideline. Read more here.

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.

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