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.
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
London has become more adapted to an ageing population in the last seven years, but there is still some way to go before the city can be called ‘age friendly’ according to a recent King’s College London report. The report is a follow-up to a study carried out for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2006: What makes a city agefriendly?
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.
Dublin City University (DCU) became the first third-level institution to adopt the concept and principles of an Age-Friendly University in 2012 and has committed to lead and highlight the role that universities can play in responding to challenges and opportunities associated with the ageing demographic of the 21st century.
In collaboration with international partners, Arizona State University and Strathclyde University, DCU is hosting the first international age friendly universities conference on November 2 and 3 2015.
The Big Ask is a survey being hosted by the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre. It is part of the Dementia Festival of Ideas. Find out more about the Festival here. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete online. Read more here and access survey.