Trinity College Dublin

€2 million boost for leadership in ageing research

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CARDI/American Federation for Aging Research

Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in the over 50s in Ireland: TILDA

5th May 2015, Dr. Catriona Murphy, TILDA

Research led by Dr. Catriona Murphy (HRB ICE Research Fellow) of TILDA estimates that 64% of the over 50s in Ireland have high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke, heart disease, kidney disease and premature death and disability. Almost half of those with high blood pressure were unaware of their condition. The study also revealed that almost half of those who were on medication to control blood pressure did not have their blood pressure controlled to normal levels.

Other key findings from this study include:

Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia TCD

Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia at TCD

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TILDA Report on the Emigration of Adult Children and the Mental Health of their Parents Published

4th November 2014, TILDA

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.