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Understanding socio-economic inequalities affecting older people

12th June 2014, CARDI

In 2012, CARDI was asked by The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland to carry out a series of research projects on ageing in Ireland, North and South. This research project, 'Understanding socio-economic inequalities affecting older people, was carried out by Paul McGill, CARDI. The research sought to answer the following questions:

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Wealth of older people in Ireland: Summary

12th June 2014, CARDI

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An exploratory study of the wealth of older people in Ireland – North and South

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This publication, Summary-Wealth of Older People in Ireland, provides a summary of the findings of the research paper, An exploratory study of the wealth of older people in Ireland – North and South.

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An exploratory study of the wealth of older people in Ireland – North and South

12th June 2014, CARDI

In 2012, CARDI was asked by The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland to carry out a series of research projects on ageing in Ireland, North and South. This study, An exploratory study of the wealth of older people in Ireland – North and South, was led by Professor Paddy Hillyard, Queen's University Belfast. It had the following objectives:

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Physical activity, ageing and health

6th June 2014, CARDI

Older people are missing out on the potential physical and cognitive benefits associated with exercise according to new research. The study, funded by CARDI, led by Dr Elaine Murtagh, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, examined the relationship between health and physical activity among older people using official datasets. The resulting report underlines the importance of remaining active as we age. It also highlights the need to develop innovative programmes to encourage those who are most inactive including older women to take up some physical activity.

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Why and how to get involved in ageing research: Presentations

3rd June 2014,

On Wednesday 28 May 2014, CARDI held the second of its training events about how and why to get involved in ageing research in Belfast (the previous one was held in Dublin on the 25 March). The event covered issues such as the ethics and practicalities of getting involved in ageing research for older people and voluntary and community groups and the processes involved in making participation meaningful for older people as well as issues faced by researchers.

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