Australia’s first Ageism Awareness Day, an opportunity to highlight the existence of ageism and its impact in Australia.
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.
Healthy ageing and microbiome researchers are seeking more than 150 Sydney-based older adults, aged 60-70 years, for a trial testing whether taking dietary supplements can help improve frailty and inflammation.
UNSW Sydney scientists are using new technologies to provide new insights on day-to-day activities of research participants.
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.
The health benefits of intergenerational activity, such as reducing frailty, will be assessed by UNSW researchers.
UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Member Emeritus Professor Bruce Judd awarded three-year ARC Discovery Grant.
Dr Rona Macniven, member of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute and Research Fellow from UNSW Medicine, was one of five recipients of the Heart Foundation’s Innovative Award and received a Postdoctoral Fellowship for her research into physical activity and how it can achieve health and wellbeing benefits over the life-course of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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.