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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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14th January 2015, The College of Social Work (UK)
Many older individuals face tough decisions in a complex and commercial care market and deserve social worker support. This discussion paper explores some of the issues facing older populations and the role social work can play in supporting older people. Read the paper here.
Recent research lead by Dr. Orna Donoghue of TILDA shows that older adults with poor self-rated vision were more likely to report fear of falling and fear-related activity restriction.
The latest research brief from TILDA (released 23 December 2014) examines the impact of having a medical or GP visit card, as well as private health insurance, on GP visiting rates among the over 50s. The results show that, in comparison with those with ‘no cover’ for GP expenses (i.e., without a medical card or private health insurance):
medical/GP cardholders had an extra 1.5 GP visits per annum;
those with ‘dual cover’ (i.e., with both a medical/GP card and private health insurance) had approximately 1.6 extra GP visits per annum;
7th January 2015, The International Longevity Centre-UK
Harnessing the power of older workers is a vital component of any long-term strategy to rejuvenate economic growth across the Europe.
7th January 2015, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)
Dehydration can have a severe impact on health and well-being, leading to functional and long term health problems, particularly in older people, but as yet this is rarely reflected in the development of nutrition and health policy.
18th December 2014, CARDI
17th December 2014, Age Action Ireland
December edition of Ageing Matters from Age Action Ireland. This month’s contents include:
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:
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
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.