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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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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.
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.
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.”
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:
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).
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.
24th November 2014, CARDI
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13th November 2014, The International Longevity Centre-UK
Working with The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) and Business In The Community, The International Longevity Centre have published a major new report about the challenges facing older workers, The missing million: illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s. This is the first in a series of three reports being published on this topic over the next year. Read the report here.
13th November 2014, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)
This report, New perspectives and approaches to understanding dementia and stigma, published by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) in collaboration with the MRC, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society and supported by the drug company Pfizer, shines a light on the impact the fear around dementia has on those living with the condition, their families and carers, which prevents the research community capturing a full picture of the disease.
13th November 2014, ILC-UK
The whole of Europe is going grey, but Europe’s Ageing Demography, an ILC-UK publication, shows that Eastern Europe will be hit the hardest by the brewing demographic storm.
While it is currently the Northern and Western European countries which have the oldest populations, by 2060 many of the countries in the East will have the highest proportions over the age of 65.