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Focus On...Influenza

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.

Adequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society

10th November 2014, The European Commission and the Social Protection Committee

The European Commission and the Social Protection Committee released in June 2014 a joint report on 'Adequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society’. The report brings together a comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by EU countries in light of Europe’s rapid demographic ageing and suggests innovative solutions to ensure a proactive, fair and sustainable response to these challenges. 

Attitudes and knowledge of dementia

6th November 2014, ARK

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. 

Lancet: Series on Ageing

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.

TILDA Report on the Emigration of Adult Children and the Mental Health of their Parents Published

4th November 2014, TILDA

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.

A profile of older people in Northern Ireland – 2014 update

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.

Dementia words matter: Guidelines on language about dementia

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.