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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The Irish National Dementia Strategy and implementation plan

17th December 2014, Department of Health (ROI)

The Irish National Dementia Strategy was launched on Wednesday 17 December 2014. The launch honours the commitment in the Programme for Government to develop a national Alzheimer’s and other dementias strategy to  increase awareness, ensure timely diagnosis and intervention, and develop enhanced community based services.

The Strategy sets out a number of principles to underpin the provision of care and supports for people with dementia including:

Future Directions and Collective Strengths in Dementia Research: Presentations

CARDI Involvement

16th December 2014, CARDI

On Friday 12 December CARDI hosted a dementia research networking event in Dublin. The following speakers gave presentations at the event. Click each to access presentations:

Prof Brian Lawlor, Connolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing, TCD

Understanding emergency hospital admissions of older people

16th December 2014, Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation

This report from the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, University of Oxford, sets out and discusses the ways to gain an improved understanding of the drivers of emergency hospital admissions of older people in England and to formulate evidence-based scenarios for possible future trends in these emergency admissions. Commissioned by the Department of Health.  Read the report here.

The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet

15th December 2014, UN Secretary General

The UN Secretary General’s Synthesis Report on the post-2015 agenda,“The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”, includes references to population ageing, data disaggregation by age, non-communicable diseases and universal social protection – as well as numerous explicit references to older people. Read it here.

A Picture of Ageing Research in Ireland, North and South 2014

CARDI Involvement

12th December 2014, CARDI

CARDI has published the 2014 edition of its Picture of Ageing Research in Ireland, North and South publication. 

This publication provides an overview of research relating to ageing being carried out in their various third level institutions in Ireland, North and South. It combined these profiles with information about a selection of major collaborative research projects and CARDI’s research funding activities to produce an update of a previous directory published in 2010.

National Policy on the Protection of Vulnerable People from Abuse (ROI)

9th December 2014, HSE

The Health Service Executive (ROI) launched a new national policy aimed at protecting older people and disabled persons from abuse.

Included in this are provisions for sexual abuse, which is said to include, “rape and sexual assault, or sexual acts to which the vulnerable person has not consented, or could not consent, or into which he or she was compelled to consent.”

HSE National Service Delivery Plan 2015

27th November 2014, Health Service Executive

The Health Service Executive in the Republic of Ireland released its 2015 HSE National Service Delivery Plan on Thursday 27 November 2014. The plan contains some provisions regarding older people and the ageing population including GP care for over 70s and measures to deal with delayed discharge of older people:

Frailty and disability in Ireland, North and South

CARDI Involvement

27th November 2014, CARDI

Older people in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to be frail than those in the Republic of Ireland,  a study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast has found. The study also found that women and those from lower socio-economic groups in both countries are more likely to be frail.

The findings of the study led by Dr Matthew O’Connell (TCD) and funded by CARDI, are based on analysis of data from the Health Survey Northern Ireland and the first wave of data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).

Steps to solving inactivity

24th November 2014, UK Active

"Steps to solving inactivity" presents new findings from the largest national review of physical activity interventions of its kind and puts forward compelling evidence on what is needed to help solve the inactivity epidemic in the UK. It draws on official government data to show that 29 per cent of people in England are classed as physically inactive. This means that more than one in four people fail to achieve 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week, even though they can do it in three ten minute bites.