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).
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A new report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) on older people’s use of public health nursing services in Ireland was launched today by Dr. Catriona Murphy of TILDA at the annual general meeting of the Institute of Community Health Nursing. The report examines the demographic and health profile of those utilising Public Health Nursing services and their satisfaction with the service. The study was commissioned by the Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN).
The Irish part of the European Study Actifcare (Access to Timely Formal Care) would like to speak to people with dementia living at home and their families. If you would like to take part in this study please contact Dr Louise Hopper on 00 353 (0) 1 700 8540 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Read more here.
Guardian ageing population survey reveals majority of people in UK are not planning properly for living longer, society is failing to harness older people’s skills and strengths and people are concerned about loneliness in old age.
A major new guidance document, launched in January 2015 by the British Geriatrics Society with support from Age UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners, offers a new perspective on commissioning and designing health services for older patients with frailty.
A new report from The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre titled "An Irish National Survey of Dementia in Long Term Residential Care" was launched by Professor Davis Coakley in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College on 29th January 2015.
Speakers at the event were Professor Davis Coakley, Professor Suzanne Cahill, Dr Chie Wei Fan, Mr Tadhg Daly, Mr Gerry Martin and the morning was chaired by Professor Virpi Timonen.
Preparation of a national Alzheimer’s and other dementias’ strategy is now at an advanced stage and will be published in the coming months, Minister of State with responsibility for Older People Kathleen Lynch has pledged.
Implementation, she explained, would commence immediately after publication, with the initial emphasis being on actions that could be progressed within existing resources. Read more here.
An ongoing study into the health and wellbeing of people who provide care to their spouses with dementia, is recruiting for volunteers. The De-Stress study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) wants to create a better understanding of the factors that affect the health and wellbeing of people who care for someone with dementia. It also wants to assess how the stress of caring may affect the memory and attention of carers themselves.
A ROI survey of nursing homes shows a significant under supply in the provision of specialist care for people with dementia in areas where demand will be significant in the future. The survey carried out by the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) also found that private nursing homes provide the bulk of specialist dementia care. Read more here.