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.
The Department of Health in Ireland today launched a review of the Nursing Homes Support (“Fair Deal”) Scheme (NHSS). The main findings of the review were discussed at a briefing of older people’s organisations held as part of the launch. In blog post, CARDI’s Policy Officer Conor Breen examines the review findings in the context of demographic change:
Britain’s public transport system is failing older people, according to a new study. A third of British pensioners never use public transport despite being eligible for a free bus pass, and half use it less than once a month. The most common complaint from those aged 65 and over was that public transport is “not convenient and does not go where you want”, the report (pdf) by the International Longevity Centre thinktank and charity Age UK found.
A finance expert at Murdoch University has hypothesised that a worldwide ageing population could result in a natural reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions without the need for policy interventions.
Age at death will increasingly cluster in the 90s and the life expectancy of men and women will converge, according to a study by academics from Cass Business School in partnership with the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK).
The Missing Million research, undertaken by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) with Business in the Community and PRIME, has identified more than a million people aged over 50 who are forced out of work involuntarily.
A new report from the US-based Pew Research Center compares the way families in the U.S., Germany and Italy are coping as the ageing population is growing. Based on interviews with at least 1,500 adults ages 18 and older in each country, the survey also finds that many families are facing the dual challenge of caring for ageing parents while also supporting adult children.