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

Grief in older people project awarded funding

The MARC project Lost in grief: An in-depth exploration of the effects of grief on older people’s healthcare use, is recipient of an RM Gibson Research Fund grant. Read more

MARC on the Record

MARC on the Record is a snapshot reflecting outcomes from the twenty varied MARC organisations who work together to improve the lives of older people. Read more

If we don't count it .... it doesn't count

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is seeking feedback on its issues paper: IF WE DON’T COUNT IT … IT DOESN’T COUNT! Towards Consistent National Data Collection and Reporting on Cultural, Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity. Read more

Behind the research

Meet NARI research fellow Dr Andrew Simon Gilbert Read more

Grant awarded to ENJOY MAP for HEALTH project

The ENJOY MAP for HEALTH project and Grief in Older People research have been awarded grants Read more

'Mask up, look down' to reduce risk of falls, urge physiotherapists

Leading physiotherapists concerned face masks will increase falls and injuries in older people are urging Australians aged 65 years and older to look down regularly while walking when they are wearing a mask. Read more

From the Director

An update from NARI Director Professor Briony Dow. 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

Help NARI understand the COVID-19 impact on Australian adults

NARI is currently conducting an Australia-wide study of how COVID-19 is affecting the health and wellbeing of Australian adults. If you are aged over 18 years we want to hear from you. Read more

New Victorian falls and balance services directory

A Victorian falls and balance services directory is being developed by NARI in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Read more

New study on grief in older people

Grief can affect people at any stage of their lives and is a natural response to a significant loss like the death of a family member or friend. In this study, would like to find out more about the effects of grief on older people’s quality of life, wellbeing and healthcare use. Read more

New COVID-19 resources for older people

NARI has developed COVID-19 survival tip-sheets to help older people stay healthy, fit and connected during the pandemic. Read more

New Director of Aged Care Research

Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz is reframing continence care to place dignity at its centre Read more

New films tackle elder abuse of people with dementia

NARI has launched a new film series: Balancing the older person’s rights and carers needs: Elder abuse in the context of dementia, to provide health and aged care workers with the knowledge and confidence to respond to elder abuse in the context of dementia. Read more

Vale Professor Allan McLean

15 February 1945 - 7 March 2020 Read more

From the Director: NARI responds to COVID-19

We are particularly aware of the vulnerabilities of older people to COVID-19 Read more