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Recent Submissions

  • Understanding the determinants of successful longevity. 

    Fagan, Alison; Gaffney, Lorraine; McDonnell Naughton, Mary (Athlone Institute of TechnologyAthlone Institute of Technology, 2019)
    Centenarians have long been regarded as paradigms for successful ageing due to their extreme survivorship. Centenarians are the fastest growing age demographic globally and current trajectories are indicative of this trend ...
  • To examine the factors affecting health and wellbeing of centenarians living in Ireland 

    Fagan, Alison; Gaffney, Lorraine; McDonnell Naughton, Mary (Athlone Institute of Technology, 2018-04-24)
    According to the United Nations the global number of centenarians is set to continue to climb, expecting to reach more than 25 million people in 2100 [1]. As centenarians live at the furthest extremity of age, they have ...
  • Social capital and its contribution to the wellbeing of the older person in the Midlands Region Ireland. 

    Cooney, Anne; Gaffney, Lorraine; McDonnell-Naughton, Mary; Murphy, Pearse; O'Regan, Myra; O'Flynn, Jeremiah (Athlone Institute of Technology, 2016)
    BACKGROUND The literature generally describes Social Capital as a characteristic of social structures made up of a network of relationships between residents of neighbourhoods and communities, focusing on levels of ...