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# Research
Almost three-quarters of Irish adults aged 58 and over have two or more medical conditions
New research from Trinity College should provide a baseline to identify longterm impacts of the pandemic.
# cocooning
'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules
As we face into longer-term restrictions, ensuring proper supports for older people who’ve had to cocoon has been described as vital.
# Sunshine
New research suggests Vitamin D can reduce severity of Covid-19 symptoms
Vitamin D is present in foods such as oily fish, cheese and egg yolks.
# Loneliness
One-third of Irish adults over 50 report feeling lonely at least some of the time
The report will be launched today by researchers at Trinity College Dublin.
# multimorbidity
Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time
Women have “a more complex network” of conditions, according to new research.
Growing old in Ireland: Quality of life peaks at 68 - and is rated the same at age 50 as at age 80
It comes as part of the latest tranche of the TILDA study.
# end of life
Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study
The end of life study also found that nearly half (46%) of participants died in a hospital.
# on the buses
Dublin adults over 10 times more likely to rely on public transport than those in rural areas
The report found that just one in 10 older adults in Ireland relied on public transport.
The most delightfully bonkers excerpts from GQ's Tilda Swinton interview
She likes to take photos of eggs.
# Online
More people with intellectual disabilities are using the internet, but it's still very low
The research also found that less than one in twenty could send a text message.
# Ageing
Concern for elderly health over budget cuts
Older people are more likely to spend more nights in hospital and to visit the GP, a TILDA study found.
# Pensions
Average pension income for retired women 2/3 that of men
New figures also show that half of male retirees have a supplementary pension, but only a third of woman have one.
# Ageing
New study says three-quarters of older Irish adults are overweight
Poorer and less-educated over-50s have the highest levels of obesity, according to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.