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Results from study of 8,000 older people in Ireland launched
Date:5/11/2011

hen launching the report, the Minister said that the Study's high quality objective and subjective measurements of health coupled with its longitudinal design "will provide a truly unique knowledge base that will inform policies for older people in the years ahead."

The findings in the report cover many topics and show that there is considerable diversity across older adults in terms of the various dimensions of their lives. A selection of findings is highlighted below.

When the participants were asked about their quality of life, the following emerged.

  • The 50+s report that they derive considerable enjoyment from life. Eighty-five per cent report that they often enjoy the things they do, while 81 per cent often look forward to each day. Over 80 per cent feel that life is full of opportunities.

The report also shows how this group contributes significantly to their families and communities, in terms of both money and time. Specific examples of this are as follows:

  • Over one third of people aged 50 and over provide practical household help including shopping and household chores to their children who are not living with them and nearly half provide care to grandchildren.
  • Over one quarter of 50+ households report giving a financial or material gift worth 5,000 or more to their children within the last ten years.
  • Over a quarter of 50+s do voluntary work at least once or twice a month.

The report shows the extent to which health declines across age groups and two examples of this are as follows:

  • Seventy nine per cent of those aged between 50 and 64 say that their health is excellent, very good or good but this falls to 66 per cent for people aged 75 and older.
  • The proportion of people with high blood pressure increases from 29.7 per cent for those aged 50- 64 years to 53.7 per cent for those aged 75 and over.

A constant finding across the report is tha
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Contact: Caoimhe Ni Lochlainn
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Trinity College Dublin
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