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Transferring from sitting to standing – how videos of falls can guide the prevention of falls in older people in long-term care settings

Dr Kim van Schooten has co-led efforts to capture accurate falls data and recommend strategies to prevent falls in older people living in long-term care settings (LTC).

Can the perception of neighbourhood environments influence active and healthy ageing?

A recent study has highlighted an important link between how older people perceive their neighbourhood and their levels of physical activity.

New Study Sheds Light on Health and Wellbeing of Carers

A new study into the health service use of carers have has offered valuable insights into the unique challenges faced by this group.

Australia's Progress in Advance Care Planning: Challenges and Innovations

Institute member Dr Craig Sinclair has led work to address the key challenges in Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Australia.

ACP is a process that enables a person to plan for their future medical treatment and other care, for a time when they are not competent to make, or communicate, decisions for themselves. Whilst inherently an important consideration for older people, ACP is an important process for individuals and families across the life course.

New research highlights barriers to dementia risk reduction, testing and screening

A recent study has identified a range of barriers which impede community engagement in dementia risk-reduction behaviours across the lifespan.

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.

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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.