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.
International Studies & Networks
- Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing
- Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Well Being
- Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
- China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study
- English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
- Health and Retirement Study
- Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement
- Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing
- Longitudinal Ageing Study in India
- Mexican Health and Aging Study
- Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe
- Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Aging
News & Events
Professor Rose Anne Kenny presents on “How a longitudinal study can change the research landscape” at the Biomedical and Life Sciences Innovation Showcase.
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TILDA 2016 Scientific Advisory Board Meeting
The TILDA research team and affiliated researchers presented to members of the TILDA Scientific Advisory Board and other guests during the one-day event held at Trinity College Dublin.
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Lecture on Irish Immigrants to the US Marks 10 Years of TILDA.
Hollywood movies often portrayed the Irish as a poor and uneducated race of people. Yet like so many other Hollywood storylines, this image is just a myth.
In fact Irish migrants to the US during the first half of the 20th century were on average as well educated as other European immigrants to the US, according to Professor James Smith, who delivered the lecture ‘Irish Immigrants and their Progeny around the World’ in Trinity College Dublin to mark the 10th anniversary of TILDA.
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You’re Only As Old As You Feel!
Our attitudes to ageing can have a direct effect on our health
Negative attitudes to ageing affect both physical and cognitive health in later years, new research reveals. The study from TILDA, at Trinity College Dublin, further reveals that participants with positive attitudes towards ageing had improved cognitive ability.
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See what the TILDA team has been up to in 2015!