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.
Age at death will increasingly cluster in the 90s and the life expectancy of men and women will converge, according to a study by academics from Cass Business School in partnership with the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK).
The Missing Million research, undertaken by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) with Business in the Community and PRIME, has identified more than a million people aged over 50 who are forced out of work involuntarily.
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.
A new report has revealed 37% of older people in Northern Ireland would not feel safe in an NHS hospital, leading to calls from a charity for urgent action.
The poll by the Northern Ireland Pensioners' Parliament shows a catalogue of fears that elderly people are concerned about including prescription charges and a mistrust over the transparency of health service decisions.
Now that it’s OK to get married in Ireland if you’re gay, can we accept that single and widowed older people like sex too? Older people are just young people with ageing bodies. There may be a 70-year-itch. Their emotions and desires are often the same, writes Kate Holmquist in the Irish Times. Read about the need to address ageist stereotypes in her column here.
Thousands of older people in nursing homes are being given powerful sedatives to subdue challenging behaviour.
The Irish Times reports that most of the drugs being used are not authorised for over-65's or people with dementia, as they can double the risk of early death, and treble the risk of stroke. Read more here.