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Driving Better and Longer: Evidence-based tools and programs - Research Brief

Professor Kaarin Anstey has developed a research brief providing an overview of new research that provides accurate tools for assessing safety risk and programs to maintain driver skills for as long as possible.





Designing Game-Based Cognitive Assessments for Older Prisoners in Australia

As Australia's prison population continues to age, there is a pressing need to address under-detected cognitive decline faced by this often-overlooked group.

Reducing Workplace Hazards: Introducing an Effective Occupational Fall Risk Assessment Tool for Older Workers

A recent breakthrough has seen the development of a tool specifically designed to assess fall risk in older workers.

Falls among older people in Australia pose a significant public health concern. According to recent data, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among older adults in the country. As the ageing workforce continues to grow worldwide, ensuring the safety and well-being of older workers has become a growing priority. In Australia, the issue of falls among older employees has gained significant attention.

Navigating Community-Based Aged Care Services from the Consumer Perspective

Institute members, including UNSW PhD student Ms Yuchen Xie and her supervisors, Myra Hamilton, Carmelle Peisah, Kaarin J Anstey, and Craig Sinclair, have conducted an international scoping review to investigate how older adults navigate complex aged care systems across different countries.  

Study Highlights Vital Need for Specialised Aged Care for Older People Experiencing Homelessness

A new study has highlighted the growing need for dedicated services to support older people subject to homelessness.

Homelessness among older people is a growing issue in Australia, with many facing numerous challenges such as poor health, depression and limited access to healthcare services. In Australia, it is estimated that over 116,000 people are homeless of whom 16% are aged 55 and over.

A Guide to Age Positive Language developed by the UNSW Ageing Futures institute

The Institute has developed the following Guide to Age Positive Language for researchers and other stakeholders regarding appropriate terminology when working with, and communicating about, older people.




Aftercare interventions for older people who have self-harmed: strengths and limitations

Recent research has studied some of the needs of older people who have self-harmed to inform guiding principles for appropriate Aftercare.

Older people, particularly men over 85 years, have the highest rates of suicide across any age group in Australia. However these numbers are not well known or publicised and consequently there are relatively few interventions or programs targeting older people for suicide prevention.

An overview of capabilities and infrastructure at Research Imaging NSW (RINSW)

Associate Professor Claudia Hillenbrand, Director of Research Imaging NSW (RINSW), shares with the Institute an overview of the facility – including how it can be used for ageing research and how members are able to access this infrastructure.

Tell us about Research Imaging NSW 

Reablement and rehabilitation for Australians living with dementia in community aged care

Researchers from UNSW, HammondCare, and The University of Sydney are working to understand how to drive uptake of evidence-informed reablement and rehabilitation within the community aged care sector for Australians living with dementia.