This week is Dementia Action Week, a time to raise awareness about dementia, provide support for people living with dementia and celebrate those who care for them.
A Call for Action: Prioritising the Career Development of Early and Mid-Career Researchers in Dementia
Dr Lidan Zheng and her collaborators from the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention (IRNDP), recently published their research highlighting the issues faced by early and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) in dementia and the importance of capacity building given that the ageing population and dementia is a growing health concern.
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.
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
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
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