health

CARDI Involvement

CARDI Focus on... the health of older women in employment

17th August 2015, CARDI

The age of qualification for state pensions is increasing in both the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI). The aim of the policy change is to create a sustainable state pension system given the rise in life expectancy.  However, it is important that policymakers fully understand and take account of the health impact of introducing longer working lives especially for those in caring roles.

Older people who exercise 'live five years longer'

Older people who exercise 'live five years longer'

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BBC News

Forever Young(er): potential age-defying effects of long-term meditation on gray matter atrophy

11th February 2015, Frontiers in Psychology

It is the common perception that brain becomes older with age and our memory remains not so much sharp as in the early days of our life. But a new study suggests that taking the aid of meditation could be very helpful in preventing brain ageing.

Age UK research highlights isolation in older population

Loneliness among older people increases health risks

News Source: 

Irish Times

CORDIS Express: Ageing Europe

21st January 2015, European Commission

How well prepared is Europe to meet the needs of its ageing population? Through Horizon 2020, EU research and innovation aim to ensure that we are equipped to tackle the many challenges that an ageing Europe presents. For example, by developing new technologies like patient-focused apps or robots that can monitor and assist us at home, we can help to keep older people active and independent for longer.

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