Ageing Integrated Research
Ireland has achieved substantial gains in population longevity, healthy ageing and quality of life for older people. While we celebrate this progress, we also recognise the diversity in older age and older people and carers who experience a different reality.
A dynamic gerontological nursing workforce underpinned by strong leadership, integrated research and education, and evidence-based practice is essential to meet the needs of an ageing society.
Working together we can enable older people to age as optimally as possible, to enjoy their later years and when the time comes, to have comfort at end-of-life and experience a dignified death in a place of preference.
The Ageing Integrated Research Network works with older people and our clinical and academic partners to improve the lives of older people, and their experiences and outcomes from engagement with health and social services. Our research is embedded across care settings and with diverse groups of older people including older people with enduring mental health and intellectual disability.
Frailty is a dynamic state characterised by resilience and transitions. Our research supports older people to navigate these gradual or acute transitions while retaining their autonomy and agency.
Frailty and Care TransitionsFind Out More
Providing care that is aligned to the treatment goals of a person and their family regardless of health/illness status is central to Advance Care Planning
Advanced Care Planning and Palliative CareFind Out More
Neurological impairment from dementia, stroke or other causes has far reaching impacts. Our research focuses on positive adaptive strategies to optimise intrinsic capacity.