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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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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).
27th November 2014
People who live in disadvantaged areas have a greater risk of developing cognitive dysfunction than people in better off areas, a study by Professor Helene McNulty and colleagues at the University of Ulster has found. The findings of this study, funded by CARDI, are based on novel analysis of existing data collected for the TUDA Ageing north-south cohort study of over 5,000 older people in Ireland.
Read the brief here: McNulty brief final web.pdf
6th June 2014
Older people are missing out on the potential physical and cognitive benefits associated with exercise according to new research. The study, funded by CARDI, led by Dr Elaine Murtagh, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, examined the relationship between health and physical activity among older people using official datasets. The resulting report underlines the importance of remaining active as we age. It also highlights the need to develop innovative programmes to encourage those who are most inactive including older women to take up some physical activity.