Frailty and disability
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CARDI E-Bulletin November 2014

24th November 2014, CARDI

Our e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research including seminars, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation.

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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.

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Wealth of older people in Ireland: Summary

12th June 2014, CARDI


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An exploratory study of the wealth of older people in Ireland – North and South

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This publication, Summary-Wealth of Older People in Ireland, provides a summary of the findings of the research paper, An exploratory study of the wealth of older people in Ireland – North and South.

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physical activity, ageing and health
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Physical activity, ageing and health

6th June 2014, CARDI

Older people are missing out on the potential physical and cognitive benefits associated with exercise according to new research. The study, funded by CARDI, led by Dr Elaine Murtagh, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, examined the relationship between health and physical activity among older people using official datasets. The resulting report underlines the importance of remaining active as we age. It also highlights the need to develop innovative programmes to encourage those who are most inactive including older women to take up some physical activity.

Exercise reduces depression

Exercise reduces depression in older people

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