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.
The SLIOTAR project aims to review the effectiveness of the Assistive Living Technologies and Social Interventions used in the Great Northern Haven (GNH) Complex, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. This is an on-going research project with a report on the findings due to be published in the first quarter of 2015.
ROI's Department of Health, together with The Atlantic Philanthropies, the HSE's Health and Wellbeing Division, and Age Friendly Ireland have agreed on a joint programme to monitor and promote older people's health and wellbeing in Ireland. This programme (the Healthy and Positive Ageing Outcomes Initiative) is intended to measure the implementation of the National Positive Ageing Strategy (NPAS).
With many Programme areas at ‘early engagement’ phase in adopting the Age Friendly Programme, sharing of practice and learnings will be of considerable importance. A new Age Friendly Programme Handbook has been written primarily to provide very practical guidance and to take the Age Friendly Alliances through the key stages involved in setting up and running an Age Friendly Programme.
New research published by the National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) recommends that by following the principles of universal design - combined with a collaborative approach to design - it is possible for people living with dementia, their families and carers, to live longer and happier lives in their own homes. Full report available at:- http://universaldesign.ie/Built-Environment/Housing/
The first national survey to map demographic trends in the provision of specialist long-term care for people with dementia in Ireland was launched by Adjunct Professor in Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin, Davis Coakley recently at a special event in the Trinity Long Room Hub.
This report from International Longevity Centre UK reveals that the current housing stock is putting vulnerable people at risk, and is not fit to allow people to age safely in their own homes, with those living in low-income households or in rural areas most affected. The report reveals serious concerns about the electrical safety of older people. More than 350,000 people are seriously injured by electricity every year and older adults are more likely to be affected - a person over 60 is ten times more likely to die in a fire than someone one aged 17 to 24.
Clúid Housing Association is pleased to announce its competition for the fourth Adrian Norridge Housing Research Bursary, established in honour of Clúid’s founder, Adrian Norridge. The bursary aims to support applied research on housing issues that will be of relevance to the social housing sector in Ireland.
HelpAge is starting a three-year programme to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability inclusive emergency response, as part of the innovative portfolio of projects supported by the UK's DFID Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and with separate funding from the OFDA.