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.
Age NI Welcomes Launch of Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI) 's report ‘Prepared to Care’. Duane Farrell, Age NI Charity Director commented, ‘We welcome the publication of this legislative review by the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland on the important issue of adult social care.
The 20th edition of aspire - Age Sector Platform's magazine - is now available to view online.
This year the format of the Pensioners Parliament changed and inside this edition you can read all about the first two ‘themed parliaments’ – on fuel poverty and health & social care. This edition also features the launch of a significant piece of research into older people’s views of the health service here; and the launch of a new guide to help older people feel safe.
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Ireland in developing initiatives that bring the older and younger generations together. In 2012, in recognition of that, Age Action Ireland developed a mapping
On June 15 2015 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Age Demands Action campaigners in 40 countries will be calling for an end to elder abuse. Age Demands Action activists will be encouraging their governments to attend the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing this July and support a UN convention to protect older people's rights. Read more here.
Demands from family members for money are among the issues that arose in new research on elder financial abuse in a survey from Age Action and Ulster Bank. In addition, almost 50pc of bank officials have dealt with elder financial abuse.
Cognitive decline and memory loss are common symptoms of dementia. A person with dementia, for example, may ask when a loved one who is deceased might return. It is important to determine how to deal with situations like this in the best interest of the person with dementia but there are no formal guidelines or framework for carers or health professionals.
CARDI recently commissioned researchers at the School of Nursing & Midwifery NUIG in collaboration with colleagues in Northern Ireland to undertake a study to contribute to a greater understanding of this issue.