A selection of the latest ageing research publications can be accessed here. CARDI publications are highlighted by the CARDI icon to the right of each title. You can suggest additional publications you would like to see listed here.

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Fit for Frailty

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.

Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme Handbook

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

Research for Dementia and Home Design in Ireland from a Universal Design Approach

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:- 

An Irish National Survey of Dementia in Long Term Residential Care

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.

A Shock to the System: Electrical Safety in an Ageing Society

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.

An international survey of nursing home research priorities

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.

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Inequalities in health behaviours in Ireland, North and South

29th January 2015, CARDI

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.