CARDI Involvement

Keeping active for better ageing: Presentations

25th September 2014, CARDI

Keeping active for better ageing, a seminar hosted by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), on Thursday 25 September 2014, discussed the benefits for older people and the reasons why older people as a group don’t have higher levels of physical activity.
The keynote speaker was Professor Ken Fox University of Bristol. Find out more about Prof Fox's work here:

How does it feel to be old in different societies?

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Eureka Alert

Six seconds of exercise 'can transform health'

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BBC health news
CARDI Involvement

Understanding socio-economic inequalities affecting older people

12th June 2014, CARDI

In 2012, CARDI was asked by The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland to carry out a series of research projects on ageing in Ireland, North and South. This research project, 'Understanding socio-economic inequalities affecting older people, was carried out by Paul McGill, CARDI. The research sought to answer the following questions:

physical activity, ageing and health
CARDI Involvement

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.

Compassion Helps Promote Better Health in Older Adults
Nutrition and older people

Older people 'do not have enough understanding of nutrition'

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Nursing Times