Older People

Attitudes of Disabled and Older People to Public Transport, November 2014 - January 2015

27th April 2015, Department for Regional Development (NI)

This statistical report presents the results of the Attitudes of Disabled and Older People to Public Transport Survey that was developed by the Central Statistics and Research Branch (CSRB) in the Department for Regional Development (DRD) (NI)in conjunction with the Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee (IMTAC) and carried out between 17th November 2014 and 16th January 2015.  This is the first such report produced by CSRB.  It can be accessed on the DRD website at:

 

CARDI Involvement

Keeping active for better ageing

23rd April 2015, CARDI

CARDI recently launched a new report Keeping Active for Better Ageing that examines the factors that encourage more physical activity in older adults with a particular focus on potential policy and practice interventions.

The report was compiled by Conor Breen, CARDI Policy Officer.

Read the report here>>

Irish health care charity release the results of their European Commission funded, nursing home study, HAPPIER

The long-run effect of maternity leave benefits on mental health: Evidence from European countries

13th April 2015, Social Science & Medicine

This paper  from researchers at London School of Economics and Political Science examines whether maternity leave policies have an effect on women's mental health in older age. It links data for women aged 50 years and above from countries in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to data on maternity leave legislation from 1960 onwards. The findings suggest that a more generous maternity leave during the birth of a first child is associated with a reduced score of 0.38 points in the Euro-D depressive symptom scale in old age.

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Older people can learn to spend less time sitting down

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Functional trajectories among older persons before and after critical illness

8th April 2015, Jama Internal Medicine

Little is known about functional trajectories of older persons in the year before and after admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) or how pre-ICU functional trajectories affect post-ICU functional trajectories and death. This study carried out by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine examined functional trajectories in the year before and after ICU admission and to evaluate the associations among pre-ICU functional trajectories and post-ICU functional trajectories, short-term mortality, and long-term mortality.

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