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.
A new report from the US-based Pew Research Center compares the way families in the U.S., Germany and Italy are coping as the ageing population is growing. Based on interviews with at least 1,500 adults ages 18 and older in each country, the survey also finds that many families are facing the dual challenge of caring for ageing parents while also supporting adult children.
A new US report on livable communities for older people provides an overview of ways to help older people remain independent and engaged, and serves as a guide for activists and local governments to transform their communities for ageing in place.
The number of older carers in England is rising, with signs the pressures of looking after loved ones is damaging their health, research suggests. The warning by Age UK and Carers UK came as the charities released figures showing there were 1.2m carers over 65 - a 25% rise in the past decade. The biggest increase though has been seen in the over 85s, with the numbers more than doubling to 87,000. Read more here.
Dublin City Council and the Crumlin Centre for Music & Arts are delighted to announce the creation of a new community choir - open to people living in the Dublin 12 area. This fun choir will run for 16 weeks initially and is for older people, with a particular welcome for people with dementia or memory loss, their family members, neighbours or friends. Read more here.
Many more older people are likely to vote in next month’s UK general elections than younger age groups. In 2010, some 76% of people over 65 turned out compared to just 44% of people aged between 18 to 24. But, according to anecdotal evidence from care professionals, when it comes to older people relying on support in the community or living in residential care homes the voting figure drops to under 20%. Read more here.
CARDI launched the report Keeping Active for Better Ageing at The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2015 in Dublin today (Friday 24 April 2015). The research paper examines the factors that encourage more physical activity in older adults with a particular focus on potential policy and practice interventions.
Older people falling short of recommended levels of activity