NARI welcomes launch of the Senior Victorians Advisory Committee

NARI welcomes the new Senior Victorians Advisory Committee which will help to ensure older people are listened to. It will provide more opportunities for older people to give advice directly to Government on their priorities, the challenges they face, and emerging issues. Read more

NARI Calls for State Budget to Secure Future of Healthy Ageing

Ahead of next month’s State Budget, the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is calling on the Victorian Government to back new research and workforce training to keep Victorians healthier and living at home for longer. Read more

New Director to Lead National Ageing Research Institute into a New Era

NARI is delighted to announce Professor Tracy Comans as its new Director. A UQ Amplify Fellow at the Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Professor Comans is known for her innovative application of economics in health services, and for developing the prototype for the aged care star ratings system. 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

National Ageing Research Institute find new home in country’s capital

NARI has opened its new national office in Canberra, to better connect with government, industry partners, and fellow researchers on the issues facing older Australians and the opportunities for lasting change. 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

Women’s Health Week: Time to put research into older women’s health on the agenda

NARI is calling for the health of older women to be highlighted. This year's Women’s Health Week and the NARI Annual Summit 'Menopause and Beyond', provide valuable opportunities to focus on how older women can be empowered to manage their health into older age. Read more

NARI researcher joins international dementia research council

The National Ageing Research Institute is proud to announce that Senior Research Fellow, Dr Anita Goh has joined the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) Advisory Council as its sole Australian member. 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

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

NARI and Dementia Australia partner to bolster dementia research and advocacy

NARI and Dementia Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, strengthening the capacity of both institutions to jointly pursue research goals, provide expert leadership, and promote excellence in the fields of dementia awareness, dementia support programs, and dementia care. Read more

$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

NARI welcomes Federal Government commitment to LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing

NARI has welcomed the Albanese Government’s commitment to a 10-year national action plan for LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing as an important step towards addressing current disparities in health outcomes for LGBTIQ+ people. Read more

NARI GOES GLOBAL: Partnering with international organisations to improve the lives of older people

NARI is taking our vital work abroad, partnering with a host of international health and research organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of older people across the globe. Researchers from NARI visited Vietnam, India and Ghana, connecting with fellow researchers to promote excellence in the field of ageing. Read more

NARI Director recognised for ongoing dedication to ageing research

Director of the National Ageing Research Institute, Professor Briony Dow, has been recognised by the Australian Association of Gerontology for her ongoing dedication to ageing and aged care research. Read more

NARI opens the gateway to in-language resources for dementia carers

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities will have greater access to essential resources for dementia and dementia care, with the launch of Moving Pictures Genie, a one-stop online portal with more than 400 in-language education and awareness materials. Read more

Major grant awarded to implement new technology to improve home care for older Australians

NARI and leading in-home care provider, Silverchain, have received significant funding from Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA), to support innovation in the delivery of in-home care. Read more

NARI welcomes emphasis on dignity and respect for older people in updated 2022-23 Federal Budget

NARI has welcomed the Albanese Government’s first Federal Budget. Professor Briony Dow, Director of NARI, said the Budget is an important step towards fixing Australia's aged care system. Read more

NARI shares stories of caring to help dementia carers find their way

Today NARI will launch a new video resource that shares the experiences of family carers for people living with dementia, including the challenging, positive, and rewarding aspects of caring. Read more

NARI awarded $3.5 million in grants funding to deliver better outcomes for older Australians

NARI has received two significant funding grants from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund to support continued research into improving the nation’s health and aged care systems. Read more

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

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