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Since the official media launch on January 29th 2014, the publication of the new TILDA Key Findings Report, 'The Over 50s in a Changing Ireland: Economic Circumstances, Health and Well-Being', has received extensive coverage across print, broadcast and online media. TILDA Prinicpal Investigator, Professor Rose Anne Kenny has been interviewed about the report's findings on numerous programmes, including Newstalk radio, RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ One's Six One News.
On January 29th 2014, TILDA published its second key findings report, titled 'The Over 50s in a Changing Ireland: Economic Circumstances, Health and Well-Being'. The report uses data from the second wave of TILDA data collection, which lasted from April 2012 to January 2013, to examine how the lives of the over 50s in Ireland have changed since the first wave of data collection in 2010. This was a period of considerable social and economic change in Ireland, dominated by the severe financial and economic crisis. Key findings demonstrate serious health challenges faced by older adults in Ireland such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and problematic drinking. The over 50s however report a high quality of life, smoking prevalence has declined and incomes have remained stable. These findings will inform health and social policy and practice in Ireland with long-term benefit for our ageing society.
Chapter by chapter
- 1. Introduction (PDF)
Rose Anne Kenny and Ann Nolan
- 2. The Economic Well-Being of Over 50s and their Children (PDF)
Eibhlin Hudson, Irene Mosca and Vincent O'Sullivan
- 3. Changes in Physical and Behavioural Health in Older Irish Adults (PDF)
Ciaran Finucane, Joanne Feeney, Hugh Nolan and Claire O'Regan
- 4. Obesity and Health Outcomes in Older Irish Adults (PDF)
Siobhan Leahy, Orna Donoghue, Matthew O'Connell, Celia O'Hare and Hugh Nolan
- 5. Health and Social Care Utilisation (PDF)
Catriona Murphy, Patrick Moore, Sheena McHugh and Hugh Nolan
- 6.What Factors are Associated with Change in Older People's Quality of Life? (PDF)
Cathal McCrory, Siobhan Leahy and Christine McGarrigle
- 7. Methodology (PDF)
The report was officially launched on Wednesday 29th January 2014.
Launching the TILDA report: Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Mr. Paddy Clancy TILDA participant, Professor Charles Normand, Dr. Anne Nolan and Professor Alan Barrett
Authors of the TILDA Report (L-R): Dr. Celia O’Hare, Dr. Ciaran Finucane, Dr. Cara Dooley, Dr. Matthew O’Connell, Dr. Patrick Moore, Dr. Anne Nolan, Dr. Hugh Nolan, Dr. Claire O’Regan, Dr. Catriona Murphy, Dr. Christine McGarrigle, Dr. Vincent O’Sullivan, Dr. Siobhan Leahy, Dr. Joanne Feeney, Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Dr. Orna Donoghue, Dr. Cathal McCrory, Dr. Irene Mosca