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.
HelpAge International launched the Global AgeWatch Index 2015 on Wednesday 9 September 2015, ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people. The Index represents 91 per cent of people aged 60 and over, some 901 million people, measuring the wellbeing of older people in four key areas: income security, health, personal capability and an enabling environment.
In this month CARDI's guest blog, PETER LLOYD-SHERLOCK, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, sets out a plea to challenge the United Nations on their Sustainable Development Goals.
CARDI is delighted to announce the online publication of a guide for the community and voluntary sector about getting involved in ageing research. The guide produced by Dr Brendan Murtagh, Queen's University Belfast and commissioned by CARDI builds on previous research on user involvement in ageing research (2014). The publication provides useful information on key issues relating to participating or carrying out research projects for age sector organisations.
In 2014 and 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland funded nine post-doctoral Fellows in a £2 million investment to develop future leaders in research on ageing and older people.
The CARDI and CARDI-Beeson Fellows will carry out research over the next three years into ageing issues with the aim of improving the lives of older people across the island of Ireland.
Since its establishment in 2007, the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) has been committed to building a strong and lasting community of researchers in ageing in Ireland, North and South.
This report provides a flavour of the work that has been undertaken since CARDI’s establishment. It has been an exciting journey watching our thoughts move into action. We are delighted that ageing research in Ireland, North and South, is flourishing and the spirit of co-operation across the island of Ireland is now stronger than ever before.
The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Consortium (EPAD), a project co-funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), announces today the official launch of www.ep-ad.org. The EPAD website is devoted to inform different audiences including the scientific community, companies, people with dementia, families and carers, Alzheimer associations and the general public, about the project’s existence, its progress and its achievements.
Alzheimer’s Research UK has renewed its call for urgent action on dementia as new analysis estimates that one in three people born this year will develop the condition during their lifetime.
The findings, revealed on World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September), foreshadow a looming national health crisis as the UK population ages, and underlines the need for global efforts to develop new treatments to succeed. Read more here.