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Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ireland

16th February 2015, PLOS One

Physical inactivity is the 4th leading cause of death worldwide. Inactivity—that is, an activity level insufficient to meet present recommendations—increases the risk of many adverse health conditions, including diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and breast and colon cancers, and shortens life expectancy.

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Translating Ageing Research Network

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Frailty and disability in Ireland, North and South

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Project Lead

Dr Aisling O'Halloran

Frailty rates rise with age and 36% of people aged 80+ in Northern Ireland and 15% in the Republic of Ireland are frail. This research will raise awareness and deepen understanding of both the levels of frailty and frailty prevention in Ireland, North and South. The findings will be of interest to researchers, healthcare professionals, policy makers
and older people’s groups.

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Future Directions and Collective Strengths in Dementia Research: Presentations

16th December 2014, CARDI

On Friday 12 December CARDI hosted a dementia research networking event in Dublin. The following speakers gave presentations at the event. Click each to access presentations:

Prof Brian Lawlor, Connolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing, TCD

A Picture of Ageing Research in Ireland, North and South 2014
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A Picture of Ageing Research in Ireland, North and South 2014

12th December 2014, CARDI

CARDI has published the 2014 edition of its Picture of Ageing Research in Ireland, North and South publication. 

This publication provides an overview of research relating to ageing being carried out in their various third level institutions in Ireland, North and South. It combined these profiles with information about a selection of major collaborative research projects and CARDI’s research funding activities to produce an update of a previous directory published in 2010.

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Frailty and disability in Ireland, North and South

27th November 2014, CARDI

Older people in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to be frail than those in the Republic of Ireland,  a study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast has found. The study also found that women and those from lower socio-economic groups in both countries are more likely to be frail.

The findings of the study led by Dr Matthew O’Connell (TCD) and funded by CARDI, are based on analysis of data from the Health Survey Northern Ireland and the first wave of data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).

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