Welcome to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
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.
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.
News & Events
Frank Moriarty, a HRB PhD Scholar based at the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research at the Royal College of Surgeons, won a student prize for his research using TILDA data at the recent International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) conference in Dublin.
TILDA was delighted to welcome a delegation from the Korean Longitudinal Study on Ageing (KLoSA) to Dublin on 29th November.
One third of women aged 50-69 in Ireland today are in the ‘sandwich generation’ with the majority providing care to both elderly parents and dependent children, according to a new report from TILDA.
TILDA representatives were invited by Emer Costello MEP to present the study and its findings to the EU Parliament on 2nd October 2013.
The first annual British and Irish Longitudinal Studies on Ageing Meeting will take place at Trinity College Dublin from 31st October to 1st November 2013.
The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), in conjunction with The Institute of Aging of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), hosted an international training programme on ageing from 17-19th September 2013 at Trinity College Dublin.