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).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
Communication is a vital part throughout the research process and increasingly researchers are expected to broadly disseminate their findings to a general public. One way of doing this is working with the media. On Wednesday 2 September 2015 CARDI hosted a media training day for its Ageing Research Leadership Fellows.
‘Will Grandad Remember Me’ is a dementia educational and awareness programme developed by the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC). The aim of the programme is to increase awareness among secondary school students about ageing and dementia and to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Alzheimer's disease and of the risk factors for dementia, especially lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, and obesity. Read more here.
The Dementia Elevator team recently announced its training programme updates.
Online Dementia Training for GPs: The dementia training programme for GP's is now available for ICGP members on the ICGP website www.icgp.ie. Content includes Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Ethics, Legal Issues, Communication and Carer Support.
Registration is now open for Genio's SSDL Train the Trainer Course. This course will prepare suitable candidates from service providing organisations to deliver in-house training in SSDL. This is an 11-day course delivered across four stages with courses starting in May and November 2015.
Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK.
A report from the Dementia Elevator project at Dublin City University highlights the gaps that exist in dementia skills and knowledge in Ireland. It considers models of best practice in dementia training and education, and hopes to inform the development of appropriately tailored dementia-related training and education programmes in Ireland. Read the report here.