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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.
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15th July 2015
CARDI recently launched a new report Keeping Active for Better Ageing that examines the factors that encourage more physical activity in older adults with a particular focus on potential policy and practice interventions.
The report was compiled by Conor Breen, CARDI Policy Officer.
Read the report here>>
13th April 2015, Social Science & Medicine
This paper from researchers at London School of Economics and Political Science examines whether maternity leave policies have an effect on women's mental health in older age. It links data for women aged 50 years and above from countries in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to data on maternity leave legislation from 1960 onwards. The findings suggest that a more generous maternity leave during the birth of a first child is associated with a reduced score of 0.38 points in the Euro-D depressive symptom scale in old age.
13th April 2015
11th February 2015, Frontiers in Psychology
It is the common perception that brain becomes older with age and our memory remains not so much sharp as in the early days of our life. But a new study suggests that taking the aid of meditation could be very helpful in preventing brain ageing.
10th December 2014
A new report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), led by Trinity College Dublin, has shown that the mental health of mothers suffered as a consequence of the emigration of their children during the recession. The study showed that mothers experienced increased depressive symptoms and greater loneliness than mothers whose children did not emigrate.
28th January 2014
The Information Daily
10th October 2013
The British Psychological Society