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

NARI announces partnership with ACH Group

NARI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ACH Group, one of South Australia’s leading aged care providers, bringing the organisations together to improve the health and wellbeing of older people. Read more

What do older people want from their healthcare?

‘What do older people want from their healthcare?’ – a new report by NARI - has revealed older Victorians have a lack of trust in, and understanding of, the health and aged care systems. Read more

From the Director

NARI was very pleased to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons on October 1, and Australia’s first Ageism Awareness Day. NARI’s vision is “a world where older people are respected, healthy and included”, and part of our approach to achieving this vision is to combat ageism in all its forms. Read more

Comprehensive reform of home care system desperately needed

NARI has today released a Position Paper calling for systemic reform of home care for older Australians, to ensure the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of the system. Read more

Combatting ageism by changing language

To mark Australia’s first Ageism Awareness Day, the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has today released 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

NARI’s innovative and translational dementia research

As part of Dementia Awareness Month we have put together some information to show how NARI’s research has real, positive impact on the lives of people living with dementia and their families and carers. Read more

NARI awarded $1.7 million in grants funding to deliver better outcomes for older Australians

The National Health and Medical Research Council’s latest round of grants, announced this week by the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt MP, included a combined total of almost $1.7 million for two of NARI’s projects – CultureCare and IMPART. Read more

Drawing Out Care study aims to put information at the fingertips of CALD carers

Caring for an older person at home can feel overwhelming at times, especially for carers who are cut off from support by language barriers. NARI is looking to change that with this innovative project. Read more

From the Director

As many of us head into lockdowns across Australia, or continue to be locked in or locked out, it is high time for a good news story. That is exactly what we heard on Friday 6th August with the launch by the Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigeous Australians, of the good news story of the Arts Centres: Supporting our Elders project. Read more

Massive Open Online course (MOOC)

Researchers at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) are designing and evaluating a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to support carers of people living with dementia and continence care needs. Read more

ENJOY project wins industry award for research excellence

The ENJOY project won the 2021 Research Award for outstanding research in the annual Parks and Leisure Australia Awards for Excellence for Victoria and Tasmania. Read more

Keeping our Elders Strong and Connected

New research shows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled art centres play a significant role in nurturing the health and wellbeing of older people and people living with dementia in remote communities across Australia. Read more

Project to create safe outdoor environments for older Australians wins industry award

The National Ageing Research Institute’s ENJOY project has been recognised for its work to create age-friendly outdoor spaces for older people to engage in physical and social activities. Read more

Researchers in ageing and aged care welcome $17.7 billion investment in aged care reform

The National Ageing Research Institute has commended the Government’s historic $17.7 billion investment in aged care announced in the 2021 Federal Budget. Read more

From the Director

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has made it clear the Government needs to act swiftly and comprehensively to provide a fit-for-purpose aged-care system. I believe NARI has much to offer aged care reform. Read more

ENJOY Seniors Exercise Parks open in Ballarat and Ivanhoe

New Seniors Exercise Parks have opened at Ivanhoe Park, Ivanhoe, and Mount Pleasant Reserve, Ballarat – the first in regional Victoria. Read more

NARI welcomes Associate Professor Tuan Anh Nguyen

NARI has welcomed Associate Professor Tuan Anh Nguyen in the Social Gerontology Division, where he will contribute to our work around cultural diversity and dementia care. Read more

Government awards funding to establish specialist dementia training for interpreters

A new study has won Federal Government funding to establish specialist dementia training for interpreters, in an effort to improve cognitive assessment for dementia of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Read more

Promoting positive aspects of caring and dementia

Researchers at the National Ageing Research Institute will develop an audio-visual resource that counters negative portrayals of caring for someone with dementia, after being awarded a Dementia Australia Research Foundation Pilot Grant. Read more

Introducing StepUp for Dementia Research

A global challenge for dementia researchers is finding the right people to participate. StepUp for Dementia Research connects individuals with researchers studying dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure. Read more

Vale Mehmet Nuri Varol

The National Ageing Research Institute is sad to announce the passing of valued volunteer Mehmet Nuri Varol. Read more

From the Director

The work of the National Ageing Research Institute is more important than ever during these difficult times, and I am please to share with you our 2020 - 2024 Strategic Plan. Read more

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

Seniors exercise parks improve physical and mental health of older people: research

Older people who do regular physical activity at Seniors Exercise Parks show significant improvements in physical and mental health and wellbeing, new research shows. Read more

Vale Zelma Riddell

It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing last month of long standing and loyal research volunteer Zelma Riddell. Read more

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - NARI research reports

The National Ageing Research Institute has made significant contributions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Read more