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The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a large-scale, nationally representative, longitudinal study on ageing in Ireland, the overarching aim of which is to make Ireland the best place in the world to grow old.

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To assist with planning for COVID-19 we have analysed the following to identify numbers in at-risk cohorts based on extant international data for at-risk groups i.e. frailty, pre frailty; cardiovascular and chronic conditions; comorbidities; possible at- risk CVD and anti-inflammatory medications*; and living/household circumstances (social isolation) including grandparenting; community social care and health service utilisation. We have also produced a report on nursing homes to inform COVID-19 responses for our most vulnerable, and highlight the prevalence of internet access and use in adults over 50, as well as loneliness and social isolation in the over 70s amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read more about Loneliness and Social Isolation in the over 70s during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

To read TILDA's report to inform demographics for the over 50s in Ireland for the COVID-19 crisis, read here.

To read more about Healthcare Utilisation and implications for COVID-19, click here.

To read more about Multimorbidity and implications for COVID-19, click here.

To read more about Frailty and implications for COVID-19, click here.

To read more about Vitamin D and implications for COVID-19, click here.

To read more about Nursing Homes to inform responses for COVID-19, click here.

To read more about Internet Acess and Use in adults over 50, click here.

To read more about our adults aged over 70, click here.

Read our "Stay Home, Stay Safe" community supports leaflet here.

Notice June 1st 2020: Current Suspension of Wave 6 Activities

On foot of the instruction from Government for closure of schools, universities and other public services to delay the spread of COVID-19, TILDA has currently suspended its activities related to data collection for Wave 6 of the study. Wave 6 data collection will be scheduled to resume later in 2020/2021.

TILDA collects information on all aspects of health, economic and social circumstances from people aged 50 and over in a series of data collection waves once every two years. TILDA is unique amongst longitudinal studies in the breadth of physical, mental health and cognitive measures collected. This data, together with the extensive social and economic data, makes TILDA one of the most comprehensive research studies of its kind both in Europe and internationally.

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