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As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
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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
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
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.
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.
The CARDI E-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research including events, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation. Read the January 2015 edition here.
Older people on lower incomes and living in deprived areas across the island of Ireland have considerably worse health than better off people of the same age, according to a study (released Thursday 29 January 2015) by researchers from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.
Professor Anne Martin-Matthews (Chair) University of British Columbia Canada
On Friday 31 October 2014 CARDI launched a new call for Fellows under its Leadership Programme in Ageing Research. It will fund the salaries for three years of up to four research Fellows. The call will close on Friday 30 January 2015 and full terms of reference and application procedures are available here.
Read more here.