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Seminars in Ageing: The EXCEL study: A physical activity intervention for individuals with cognitive concerns and mental health symptoms

Join us on Tuesday 10th October for our free monthly seminar. This month we will hear from Associate Professor Kathryn Ellis from the University of Melbourne who will be presenting on the EXCEL study.




Author: Isabella Hall

Location: Online

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

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

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

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


active research projects exploring all aspects of ageing


presentations, media interviews and articles in 2021 


peer-reviewed academic publications in 2021

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  • Funding boost for NARI dementia research

    Two of NARI's top researchers have been awarded significant funding grants, as part of the Dementia Australia Research Foundation’s 2022 Dementia Grants Program. Dr Anita Goh and Dr Christa Dang received a combined total of more than $400,000 to support vital research into dementia, and dementia care in Australia. Read more