Skip to main content
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.
You are here
9th February 2015, British Geriatrics Society
The Fit for Frailty guidance were born out of workshop meetings held at the offices of the British Geriatrics Society and AGE UK in London. Fit for Frailty Part 1 provides advice and guidance on the care of older people living with frailty in community and outpatient settings and is aimed at all levels of health and social care professionals working in the community who may encounter older people living with frailty, including ambulance staff, nurses, therapists, social workers etc.
5th February 2015, Age Friendly Alliances
With many Programme areas at ‘early engagement’ phase in adopting the Age Friendly Programme, sharing of practice and learnings will be of considerable importance. A new Age Friendly Programme Handbook has been written primarily to provide very practical guidance and to take the Age Friendly Alliances through the key stages involved in setting up and running an Age Friendly Programme.
Click here to view the Handbook
5th February 2015, National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design
New research published by the National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) recommends that by following the principles of universal design - combined with a collaborative approach to design - it is possible for people living with dementia, their families and carers, to live longer and happier lives in their own homes. Full report available at:- http://universaldesign.ie/Built-Environment/Housing/
ILC-UK have worked with Prudential over the last couple of years to consider the impact of demographic change on the European workforce.
3rd February 2015, The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
A new report from The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre titled "An Irish National Survey of Dementia in Long Term Residential Care" was launched by Professor Davis Coakley in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College on 29th January 2015.
Speakers at the event were Professor Davis Coakley, Professor Suzanne Cahill, Dr Chie Wei Fan, Mr Tadhg Daly, Mr Gerry Martin and the morning was chaired by Professor Virpi Timonen.
3rd February 2015, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)
This report from International Longevity Centre UK reveals that the current housing stock is putting vulnerable people at risk, and is not fit to allow people to age safely in their own homes, with those living in low-income households or in rural areas most affected. The report reveals serious concerns about the electrical safety of older people. More than 350,000 people are seriously injured by electricity every year and older adults are more likely to be affected - a person over 60 is ten times more likely to die in a fire than someone one aged 17 to 24.
3rd February 2015, Journal of Post Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
This article reports the findings of a policy survey designed to establish research priorities to inform future research strategy and advance nursing home practice. The survey was administered in 2 rounds during 2013, and involved a combination of open questions and ranking exercises to move toward consensus on the research priorities. A key finding was the prioritisation of research to underpin the care of people with cognitive impairment/dementia and of the management of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia within the nursing home.
The CARDI E-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research including events, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation. Read the January 2015 edition here.
Older people on lower incomes and living in deprived areas across the island of Ireland have considerably worse health than better off people of the same age, according to a study (released Thursday 29 January 2015) by researchers from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.
28th January 2015, Centre for Economic and Business Research/Saga
A Saga report shows that the nation’s over 50s hold a larger proportion of the UK’s assets than they did at the start of the financial crisis. A