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Frailty and disability in Ireland, North and South

27th November 2014, CARDI

Older people in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to be frail than those in the Republic of Ireland,  a study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast has found. The study also found that women and those from lower socio-economic groups in both countries are more likely to be frail.

The findings of the study led by Dr Matthew O’Connell (TCD) and funded by CARDI, are based on analysis of data from the Health Survey Northern Ireland and the first wave of data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).

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Deprivation and cognitive dysfunction: CARDI research brief

10th October 2014, CARDI

People who live in disadvantaged areas have a greater risk of developing cognitive dysfunction than people in better off areas, a study by Professor Helene McNulty and colleagues at the University of Ulster has found. The findings of this study, funded by CARDI, are based on novel analysis of existing data collected for the TUDA Ageing north-south cohort study of over 5,000 older people in Ireland. 

Read the brief here: McNulty brief final web.pdf

Deprivation and cognitive dysfunction
social exclusion report
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Social Exclusion Among Older People in Ireland, North and South

14th April 2014, CARDI


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Measuring Old-Age Social Exclusion in a Cross-Border Context

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A new report funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) finds that many older people enjoy good social connections. However, a substantial number are at risk of social exclusion. It also finds that a lack of information about social exclusion hinders the effectiveness of policies and programmes aimed to help those older people most in need.

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