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.
Older people in England are being left "high and dry" by councils cutting back on the care they provide, Age UK says. Research by the charity showed the numbers getting help had fallen from just over one million three years ago to 850,000 last year. Age UK said the cuts were one of the major causes behind the growing pressures on A&E units. Read more here.
A Northern Ireland health trust plans to halt daily delivery of meals to older people at home replacing it with a fortnightly delivery of frozen meals. The plan has been criticised by the SDLP's health spokesman.
The trust said people would continue to receive a nutritious meal and would benefit from a wider choice of options.
ROI's Met Éireann has issued a low temperature warning including the possibility of further snow, while gardaí and safety authorities have urged people to take extra care and check on older neighbours during the cold spell. Read more here. Meanwhile Age Action Ireland have called on people to check on older friends, relatives and neighbours and for older people to ensure they are adequately heating their homes.
A brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research from the University of Cambridge published January in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Although many strides have been made in recognising that older people are the key adult client group of our health services, many redoubts of tenacious ageism persist in the system writes Professor Des O'NeillIrish Times: