Publications

A selection of the latest ageing research publications can be accessed here. CARDI publications are highlighted by the CARDI icon to the right of each title. You can suggest additional publications you would like to see listed here.

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The Gateway to Global Aging Data

27th July 2015, The Program on Global Aging, Health, and Policy at the Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

The Gateway to Global Aging Data is a platform for population survey data on aging around the world.  This site offers a digital library of survey questions, a search engine for finding comparable questions across surveys, and identically defined variables for cross-country analysis. Learn more here.

‘Will Grandad Remember Me’: dementia educational and awareness programme

27th July 2015, Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

‘Will Grandad Remember Me’ is a dementia educational and awareness programme developed by the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC).  The aim of the programme is to increase awareness among secondary school students about ageing and dementia and to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Alzheimer's disease and of the risk factors for dementia, especially lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, and obesity. Read more here.

Homicidal ideation in family carers of people with dementia

27th July 2015, Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland

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.

HIQA Annual overview report on the regulation of designated centres for older people – 2014

27th July 2015, Health Information and Quality Authority

In 2014, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) carried out 758 inspections of 549 nursing homes, 58% of which were unannounced and 42% announced. Inspections assessed compliance with the relevant regulations and National Standards and made judgments regarding each provider’s ongoing fitness to operate a centre.

Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal

21st July 2015, Department of Health (ROI)

The Department of Health (ROI) Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme was published on Monday 20 July 2015.  The Review was carried out by the Department in collaboration with the Health Service Executive with input from Deloitte and Touche as external consultants.

Specific recommendations are to:

Irish life expectancy tables: CSO release

15th July 2015, Central Statistics Office

The ROI's Central Statistics Office (CSO) latest life tables show a 1.5 year life expectancy increase for men and 1.1 year increase for women between 2006 and 2011. Life expectancy at birth has increased significantly for both men and women since the first official life table was compiled in 1926. Over the 85 year period to 2011, male life expectancy increased by 20.9 years (36.4%), while female life expectancy increased by 24.8 years (42.8%).  See the tables here.

CARDI Involvement

CARDI E-Bulletin June 2015

25th June 2015, CARDI

CARDI's  e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research including seminars, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation.

Read CARDI Ebulletin: June 2015 here.

CARDI Involvement

Getting involved in ageing research: A guide for the community and voluntary sector

24th June 2015, CARDI

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.

Causal relationships between tourism and healthy ageing

24th June 2015, AFE-Innvonet

Recent research in social tourism notes possible links between tourism participation and improvements in health. However, there is a lack of quantitative evidence concerning the potential links between tourism participation and self-reported health amongst older people. An ageing society requires measures to promote independent living and enhance older people's quality of life. This paper provides evidence that older tourists are more active and healthy than non-tourists, from a study comparing health perceptions amongst Spanish older people.

The Future of Transport in an Ageing Society

23rd June 2015, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)

Britain’s public transport system is failing older people, according to a new study. A third of British pensioners never use public transport despite being eligible for a free bus pass, and half use it less than once a month. The most common complaint from those aged 65 and over was that public transport is “not convenient and does not go where you want”, the report (pdf) by the International Longevity Centre thinktank and charity Age UK found.

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