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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).
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12th November 2014, Genio
A study evaluating year one of the Genio Dementia Programme, commissioned by Genio, has been completed. This evaluation was conducted by Prof. Eamon O'Shea and colleagues from the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway.
11th November 2014, CARDI
Influenza is the leading cause of death from infectious disease among older people. This is largely due to declining immune competence with age and the prevalence of chronic conditions among older adults. Influenza is also a significant cause of death and hospitalisation in residential care settings (Health Service Executive / Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 2014). In the 2013/14, 34 people in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) (Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 2014) and 15 in Northern Ireland (NI) (Public Health Agency, 2014) died as a direct result of influenza.
10th November 2014, The European Commission and the Social Protection Committee
In 2010, ARK carried out survey research on public attitudes and knowledge of dementia in Northern Ireland, as part of the Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey. This is a nationally-representative social attitudes survey including adults aged 18 years or over, and 1204 individuals were interviewed in the 2010 survey. The questions covered knowledge of dementia, perceptions of people with dementia, attitudes towards people with dementia, and capacity for independent living. This research was funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies.
6th November 2014, Age Action Ireland
The November edition of Age Action Ireland's Ageing Matters is out now.
This month’s highlights include:
6th November 2014, The Lancet
A major new series on health and ageing, published in "The Lancet", warns that unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people. As people across the world live longer, soaring levels of chronic illness and diminished wellbeing are poised to become a major global public health challenge.
A new report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), led by Trinity College Dublin, has shown that the mental health of mothers suffered as a consequence of the emigration of their children during the recession. The study showed that mothers experienced increased depressive symptoms and greater loneliness than mothers whose children did not emigrate.
30th October 2014, The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM)
In 2009 OFMDFM brought together a selection of high level statistics on older people from various published sources. This was undertaken to assist in the monitoring of change in the position and circumstances of older people over time and to act as a useful reference point for stakeholders.
A follow-up report was produced in November 2013, providing updated figures for most of the 2009 baseline report indicators. This report, the third in the series, provides a further update. Information includes details on rates of income, illness, mobility and poverty.
29th October 2014, The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)
Dementia is discussed more regularly now in the media – both on television and in newspapers and magazines. The language we use to talk about dementia influences how people with dementia are viewed and also how they feel about themselves. The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) got together 20 people with dementia for a day in Liverpool to discuss the words that are used about dementia.