$3.5M in grants funding awarded to bolster NARI’s outstanding ageing and aged care research

The National Ageing Research Institute has received four significant funding grants from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund, to support the delivery of better health outcomes for older Australians. Read more

2024 Annual Appeal

Your support makes a difference. Help us reach our target of raising $20,000 towards supporting world class ageing research. Read more

A new chapter for Professor Briony Dow and NARI

NARI would like to express its deepest thanks to Professor Briony Dow, whose leadership has shaped NARI’s role in the sector, leading to life-changing translational research projects and consumer-led innovation. After almost a decade leading the organisation, Professor Dow will step down from her role as Director in May 2024. Read more

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Aged care homes sought for 'Befriending' research project

Do you have residents with symptoms of depression, anxiety or loneliness? We are recruiting older people living in residential aged care for a trial of ‘befriending’ – regular conversation with a new friend to talk about topics of mutual interest. Read more

Ageism rife, even as the world prepares to celebrate Older Persons

NARI is urging Australians to be more aware of how they may unknowingly demonstrate ageism, ahead of the International Day of Older Persons this Sunday, 1 October. “We unfortunately see ageist attitudes across all aspects of our society, and it's often so deeply ingrained we don't necessarily recognise it,” NARI Executive Director, Professor Briony Dow, said. Read more

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. Read more

Agreement between Deakin University and NARI to strengthen ageing reserach in Victoria

A Memorandum of Understanding between NARI and Deakin University will deliver solutions for older people through new approaches to research and education. Read more

Annual Reports

The National Ageing Research Institute's Annual Reports highlight programs and achievements for the year. Read more


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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. Read more

Australian ageing research goes abroad

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has taken their vital work to the global stage, gathering with the best and brightest of the international ageing research sector to deliver a number of presentations at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2023 Asia/Oceania Conference. Read more

Behind the research

Meet NARI research fellow Dr Andrew Simon Gilbert Read more

CALD Dementia Research Action Plan launched

Despite people from CALD backgrounds comprising over one-third of Australia’s older population, they are under-represented in dementia research, which potentially translates into less than optimal care. Read more

Caregiving, dementia and incontinence: an open online course

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is proud to announce the launch 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. Read more