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Caregiving, dementia and incontinence: an open online course

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is proud to announce the continuation of our open online course Caregiving, Dementia and Incontinence. This free 5 week course is designed to support carers of people living with dementia and continence care needs.

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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.

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How to stay active at home - Exercises for older people

NARI's exercise videos can help older people stay active at home, particularly during times when you may not be as physically active outdoors. The exercises were developed by allied health professionals with expertise in exercise for older people.

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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.

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Finding my way: Sharing tips on supporting people living with dementia

NARI worked with carers to develop a video promoting a balanced view of caring for someone with dementia. The video presents carers’ stories and experiences, including challenging, positive, and rewarding aspects of caring. It is suitable for both carers and the public.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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active research projects exploring all aspects of ageing

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presentations, media interviews and articles in 2021 

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peer-reviewed academic publications in 2021

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