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.
In this month CARDI's guest blog, PETER LLOYD-SHERLOCK, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, sets out a plea to challenge the United Nations on their Sustainable Development Goals.
The Ready for Ageing Alliance has published a report called 'The myth of the baby boomer' which highlights that among the baby boomer population there is significantly more diversity than is often recognised. It also challenges assumptions being made about the group of our population often described as "boomers". Read more here.
A consultation process on policy proposals to extend age discrimination legislation to the provision of goods, facilities and services in Northern Ireland was launched on 3 July 2015. The consultation will run for 14 weeks until 8 October 2015 and the process will be supported by a series of regional consultation events which will take place in Belfast and in each county. More information on events and the ways to contribute to the consultation is available here.
Family carers having homicidal thoughts about their loved one with dementia is a “real and significant phenomenon” according to researchers at Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland, which reaffirms the profound pressures facing carers. Seven themes were identified in the study – active thoughts of homicide; understanding homicidal thoughts in others; passive thoughts of death; euthanasia; homicidal thoughts in other caregiving situations; abuse; and disclosing thoughts of harm.
For many community groups trying to provide services for older people, the barrier to achieving funding is the the process itself. This is where Age NI’s Comic Relief supported project Steps To Funding comes in. Through the project, Age NI runs funding workshops for local groups, supporting them to access financial support for activities that improve the lives of older people in their communities.
Different cultures have different perceptions of mental illnesses – including dementia. In fact, in the UK, people from the south Asian community are more likely to approach their GPs for physical than mental health symptoms. With south Asian ethnic minority groups one of the largest minority groups in western countries, improving dementia care for south Asians is becoming increasingly more important. Read more here.