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Institute member receives ARC early career grant to explore habits and physical activity of older people
Dr Sophie Andrews, member of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute and Research Fellow at the Neuroscience Research of Australia, has been awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) of $437,623 to explore the role automatic habits play in maintaining physical activity levels in older people.
New insights on risk factors for dementia in Aboriginal Australians
Researchers from UNSW Ageing Futures Institute and Neuroscience Research Australia have published the first study revealing the risk factors for mild cognitive impairment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons
Developing sensitive measures for older driver-safety
Professor Kaarin Anstey awarded a Road Safety Innovation fund grant to identify measures to detect real-time driver-safety decline for people with early-stage dementia
Global collaboration to explore pollution and dementia risk
Institute investigators led by Professor Ester Cerin have been awarded a collaborative grant from the joint UK-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme to explore the impact of the environment and pollution on cognitive health
Sensory loss adds to distress for family of people with dementia
New research published by UNSW Ageing Futures Institute researchers highlights the need for better assessment and treatment of sensory disabilities in people living with dementia, particularly those with neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia
ARC Linkage Grant to explore older drivers’ use of technology
Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey, Director of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute and a team of researchers and industry colleagues have been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant of $682,000 over three years to investigate how cognitive changes can impact older drivers' use of assistive technology in vehicles.
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