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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).
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.
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5th May 2015
5th May 2015, European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care
Frailty among older people with cardiovascular disease appears to be more predictive than age for gauging their risk of heart attack, stroke and death, according to an international study that included researchers at Duke Medicine.
5th May 2015
23rd April 2015
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>>
21st April 2015
CARDI's e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research and policy including the latest research and innovation and events and funding. In April 2015 edition top stories include:
- Heart disease and disability in older people
- International Training Programme on Ageing- Call for Applications
- Supporting next generation leaders - workshop
- IAGG-ER 2015: CARDI participation
- Social inclusion and ageing with an intellectual disability
Read CARDI E-bulletin April 2015 here
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.
8th April 2015
31st March 2015, Humboldt University Berlin
This paper from researchers at Humboldt University and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development looks at how socio-cultural contexts have impacted on the experience of ageing.
Looking at two stages of the Berlin Aging Study, the first carried out between 1990 and 1993 and the second between 2013 and 2014, the team made some large-scale assessments of how old-age vitality has changed and put forward some reasons behind changes.