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Pain Management Guide Toolkit for Aged Care, 2nd ed.

This free resource helps Australian residential aged care facilities implement the book Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Management Strategies, 2nd Edition.


Author: Kathryn Squires

Tips for staying well during COVID-19

NARI has developed practical resources to help older people stay fit, healthy and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Author: Kathryn Squires

Victorian falls and balance service directory

The Victorian Falls and Balance Service Directory provides details of the clinics and programs operated by public hospitals and community health services in Victoria for older people who have had a fall or are at risk of falling.


Author: Kathryn Squires

Seminars in Ageing: Things we know, things we wish we knew - Challenging in diagnosing frontotemporal dementia

Professor Olivier Piguet presents: Things we know, things we wish we knew - Challenging in diagnosing frontotemporal dementia.




Author: Esther tan

Location: Online

Mental health tips for aged care workers and managers

NARI has mental health tips and strategies to help aged care workers and managers best handle stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, to optimise wellbeing.


Author: Kathryn Squires

Sharing stories in more languages to raise awareness of dementia

Moving Pictures has launched twelve new short films in Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, and Spanish , aimed at raising awareness about dementia among culturally and linguistically diverse communities.


Author: Kathryn Squires

Art Centres Supporting our Elders

This good news story uses several short films to share the ways in which three Aboriginal community controlled art centres are supporting older people and those living with dementia in remote communities.


Author: Kathryn Squires

Age-positive language guide

As part of our commitment to combatting ageism, NARI has developed an age-positive language guide. The guide provides practical examples of how words, phrases, and images can better portray older people and combat ageism.


Author: Kathryn Squires

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active research projects exploring all aspects of ageing


articles in national, state and specialist media in 2019


peer-reviewed academic papers published in renowned journals over past year

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Latest News

  • NARI launches Massive Open Online Course: Caregiving, Dementia and Incontinence

    NARI has launched a new training course, aimed at improving the quality of care for people living with dementia who experience difficulties with continence. The course will provide knowledge, skills and resources of the highest level to carers, allowing them to better support older people to age well. Read more

  • NARI film ‘Art Centres Keep our Elders Connected’ to premiere on SBS in NAIDOC Week

    As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, SBS will feature the film, Art Centres Keep our Elders Connected, exploring the significant role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled art centres play in nurturing the health and wellbeing of older people and people living with dementia in remote communities across Australia. Read more

  • NARI Academic Wins Prize for Best Research Paper

    Academic and Registered Nurse, Professor Joan Ostaszkiewicz, together with her colleagues at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), was awarded a $5000 funding prize for vital research into the experiences, expectations, and preferences for continence care in residential aged care homes. Read more

  • New animations to help prevent dementia among CALD communities

    NARI has launched the next phase of its Moving Pictures project – ADAPT - an accessible animation aimed at dementia prevention, available in 10 languages. Read more