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How our Institute investigators are responding to COVID-19
Several UNSW Ageing Futures Institute investigators are contributing their expertise to the pandemic response.
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
Advance care planning for older migrant Australians
New research from UNSW Ageing Futures Institute researchers and Advance Care Planning Australia highlights the different cultural preferences for individual decisions or family involvement in advance care planning decisions.
Only 25% of older Australians have an advance care plan. Coronavirus makes it even more important
Institute researcher Dr Craig Sinclair discusses the importance of advance care planning for older persons in the context of COVID-19.
Social networks strongly influence wellbeing in older Australians
Using a national longitudinal dataset, Institute researchers have shown that social connectedness strongly influences wellbeing for both Australian-born and migrant older populations
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