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.
CARDI is delighted to announce the online publication of a guide for the community and voluntary sector about getting involved in ageing research. The guide produced by Dr Brendan Murtagh, Queen's University Belfast and commissioned by CARDI builds on previous research on user involvement in ageing research (2014). The publication provides useful information on key issues relating to participating or carrying out research projects for age sector organisations.
New research funded by Audley and care group Bupa on the wellbeing of residents of retirement communities run by Audley and Anchor Trust suggests that residents experience only half the levels of loneliness reported by older people living independently elsewhere. The research by ageing population think tank ILC-UK claims they have a higher quality of life and feel more in control of things.
Well-developed repositories and databases with patient data, connected to regular examinations using different imaging techniques, give Umeå University an advantage when it comes to research on the ageing of the brain and the development of dementia. Not only out of a national perspective, but also an international. This according to Lars Nyberg, Professor of Neuroscience at Umeå University. Read more here.
CARDI recently published a guide for the community and voluntary sector about getting involved in ageing research. The guide produced by Dr Brendan Murtagh, Queen's University Belfast and commissioned by CARDI builds on previous research on user involvement in ageing research (2014). The publication provides useful information on key issues relating to participating or carrying out research projects for age sector organisations.
Scientists at King's College London have identified a single blood protein that may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years before symptoms appear, a disorder that has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Read more here.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is pleased to announce the launch of the SFI Career Development Award 2015 Programme.
Career Development Awards support excellent investigators still in the earlier stages of their research career who are already in an independent academic position and who obtain their salary either from the organisation with which they are employed or from an alternative funding source. The award provides an opportunity to extend activities by allowing research teams to be built or expanded.
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:
The late Sir Terry Pratchett stars in the first national TV campaign by Alzheimer’s Research UK – just months after the Discworld author died from the disease.
The TV ad campaign, which aired in the final of Britain’s Got Talent on Sunday night, also features famous faces including Hollywood actor and charity ambassador Seth Rogen, James Nesbitt, choreographer Arlene Phillips, Dame Joan Bakewell and broadcaster Katie Derham. Read more here.
Academic researchers play a crucial role in helping society fully understand its past, analyse its present and weigh up its future, but when it comes to policy-making, there is scope to improve the application of research evidence.