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.
HelpAge International launched the Global AgeWatch Index 2015 on Wednesday 9 September 2015, ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people. The Index represents 91 per cent of people aged 60 and over, some 901 million people, measuring the wellbeing of older people in four key areas: income security, health, personal capability and an enabling environment.
Making art galleries dementia-friendly spaces is the aim of the Azure programme which is being rolled out nationwide, inspired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. The idea is that people with Alzheimer’s or dementia will engage with art, aided by facilitators. Read more here.
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.
Registration is now open for Dublin City University's inaugural International Age-Friendly Conference "Engaging Ageing - universities as engines of healthy and active ageing" which will take place November 2nd and 3rd at The Helix, DCU.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing. Other speakers include Ann Sophie Parent CEO, AGE Platform and Hugh O'Connor CEO, Age Friendly Ireland.
This report, a collaboration between the International Longevity Centre-UK, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre, highlights the vital role of good design, technology and innovation in planning for ageing populations.
With falls by older people living in the community now estimated to cost Scotland’s health and care services more than £471m every year, a new campaign has begun that encourages older people to avoid falling. The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian have jointly launched Five Small Steps To Stay On Your Feet which gives people simple tips to try and prevent falls and also information about what to do if they do suffer one.