Health and Wellbeing: Active Ageing for Older Adults in Ireland
Resource type: Research Report
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) |
Evidence from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
People aged 54 and older in Ireland continue to make substantial contributions to their families and the communities in which they live, according to the third report of results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).
The report also identifies opportunities for policy initiatives that can address conditions and risk factors in older adults, which, if modified or treated can make a big difference to positive health and well-being. For instance, the report found that many treatable conditions and serious health challenges such as high cholesterol and hypertension remain undiagnosed and untreated, compared to findings from four years ago.
With support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Department of Health and Irish Life, TILDA has been collecting data since 2010 on the health and well-being of Ireland’s older adult population.
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- Many Irish in their 50s providing assistance to both elderly parents and children, BreakingNews.ie
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is an Atlantic grantee via Trinity Foundation.