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.
Recent research in social tourism notes possible links between tourism participation and improvements in health. However, there is a lack of quantitative evidence concerning the potential links between tourism participation and self-reported health amongst older people. An ageing society requires measures to promote independent living and enhance older people's quality of life. This paper provides evidence that older tourists are more active and healthy than non-tourists, from a study comparing health perceptions amongst Spanish older people.
The Health Service Executive (ROI) has announced a new fund for research on ageing. This Research Awards Fund will seek to support high quality research projects in relation to positive and healthy ageing.
Submissions are invited for research under the following research themes:
Researchers specialising in ageing in persons with an intellectual disability at Trinity College Dublin have just begun a new study to examine if cognitive training for adults with Down syndrome can have a protective effect for healthy ageing. The study is being conducted in the context of a growing concern by the researchers involved regarding levels of dementia in an ageing Down syndrome population in Ireland and varying standards of care, support and diagnostic pathways around the country.
The way people age is determined by many factors including lifestyle, health conditions, genetics but also socioeconomic position, social cohesion and even the current national economic situation. These factors hence do not only influence present life, but also have long-term consequences for mental and physical health in old age. Those implications are now presented in a new multidisciplinary publication on ageing, co-edited by researchers from the University of Luxembourg.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has launched a selection process to set up a new Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for healthy living and active ageing. The application process is open until 10 September. The EIT is part of the EU's Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation.
Making birthday candles might be a smart business to get into. New figures from the US and Britain show there's been a dramatic rise in the number of people who live long enough to blow out 100 candles on their cake. And Ireland won't be outdone. Our last census recorded 389 people aged over 100, almost 13 times the number in 1951. Remarkably, 85pc were female.