2008 Publications

Book Chapters

Ames D, Chiu E, Lindesay J & Shulman K. 2009. Guide to Psychiatry of Old Age. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (in press).

Ames D & Flynn E. 2009. An approach to the patient with dementia:Australia. In: Krishnamoorthy, Cummings and Prince (eds.) Dementia: a global approach (in press).

Ames D & Flynn E. 2009. Management of late-life depression around the world: summary of international commentaries (Australia). In: Chew-Graham C. Baldwin R and Burns A. (eds.) Integrated Management of Depression in the Elderly. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 140-143.

Dow B & Meyer C. Intersections between retirement and caring. 2008. In: Petersen C. (ed.) Risk Related to Older Employees’ Work and Transitions to Retirement. Baywood Publishing.

Gibson SJ, Nay R, Scherer S & Katz B. 2009. A comprehensive approach to pain assessment and management in older adults. In: Nay R and Garatt S. (eds.) Interdisciplinary Care of Older People: Issues and innovations. Elsevier Australia, Sydney.

Hill K, Schwarz J & Winbolt M. Supporting independent function and preventing falls. 2009. In: Nay R and Garatt S. (eds.) Interdisciplinary Care of Older People: Issues and innovations. Elsevier, Oxford.

Koch S, Brodaty H, Rees G & Ames D. 2009. Collaboration in ageing research and education. In: Nay R and Garratt S. (eds.) Older People: Issues and innovations. Elsevier Australia, Sydney, pp 426-441.

Lautenschlager MM, Lautenschlager NT & Förstl H. 2008. Organische Storungen, Demenzen. In: Holsboer F, Grunder G and Benkert O. (eds.) Handbuch der Psychopharamkotherapie. Springer Medizin Verlag Heidelberg, pp 753-783 (German).

Lautenschlager MM, Lautenschlager NT & Förstl H. 2008. Psychopharmaka im Alter. In: Holsboer F, Grunder G and Benkert O. (eds.) Handbuch der Psychopharamkotherapie. Springer Medizin Verlag Heidelberg, pp 1081-1091 (German).

Murray M, Ames D & Moore L. Dementia assessment, diagnosis and giving the news. 2009. In: Nay R and Garratt S. (eds.) Older people: Issues and innovations in care. Elsevier Australia, Sydney, pp 216-228.

National Ageing Research Institute. 2008. Dementia Care Nursing: promoting well-being in people with dementia and their families. Contemporary Nurse Journal, Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Nay R, Edvardsson D, Fleming R, Bird M & Hill K. 2009. Person centered care. In: Nay R and Garatt S. (eds.) Interdisciplinary Care of Older People: Issues and innovations. Elsevier, Oxford.

Szoeke C, Campbell S, Chiu E & Ames D. 2009. Vascular cognitive disorder. In: Weiner MF and Lipton A. (eds.) The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington DC, pp 181-193.

Project Reports

Dow B, Haralambous B, Hempton C & Hunt S. Evaluation of Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria Memory Lane Cafes. Report to the Victorian Government Department of Human Services, February 2009.

Doyle C. Consumer involvement in dementia care research, policy and program evaluation. Alzheimer’s Australia, August 2008.

Haralambous B, Vrantsidis F, Renehan E, Ledgerwood K, Hill K, Pinikahana J, Hendy S, Harper S & Penberthy M. Effects of a community based strength training program on functional status and quality of life in older adults. Report to the William Buckland Foundation, October 2008.

Hill K, Meyer C, Moore K, Dow B, Bingham A, Jones C, Bilney B, Hines C & Morgan C. Minimising falls and other adverse events at home and in respite care transitions for older care recipients. Report to the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, December 2008.

Hill K, Tinney J, Dowson L & Haralambous B. Screening and diagnostic assessment of non-English speaking people with dementia: Background paper and guidelines and system recommendations for practitioners, service managers and policy makers. Report to Alzheimer’s Australia, December 2008.

Hill K, Yang XJ, Moore K, Williams S, Borschmann K, Dowson L & Dharmage S. Effectiveness of a screening program for early balance problems and targeted exercise interventions among older community ambulant veterans. Report to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, December 2008.

Ledgerwood K, Moore K, Borschmann K, Renehan E, Russell M, L in X, Fearnley-Sander W, Hunt S, Brown C & Sison J. Challenging barriers to undertaking physical activity amongst CALD groups. Report for HealthWest, November 2008.

Moore K, Borschmann K, Fenwick E, Lamoureux E, Hill K, Klaic M, Bingham A, Lin X & Batchelor F. Environment and Vision Optimisation in Residential Care (EnVORC). Report to the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, March 2009.

Moore K, Hempton C, Galvin P, Hill K, Renehan E & Hill A. Review of projects to prevent falls among older people in Victoria 2000-2007. Report to the Victorian Government Department of Human Services Aged Care Branch, November 2008.

National Ageing Research Institute. The Dementia Resource Guide for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, June 2008.

Peer Reviewed Journals

Original Research Articles

Almeida OP, Garrido GJ, Beer C, Lautenschlager NT, Arnolda L, Lenzo NP, Campbell A & Flicker L. 2008. Coronary heart disease is associated with regional grey matter volume loss: implications for cognitive function and behaviour. Internal Medicine Journal, 38: 599-606.

Almeida OP, Garrido GJ, Lautenschlager NT, Hulse G, Jamrozik K & Flicker L. 2008. Smoking is associated with reduced cortical regional gray matter density in brain areas associated with incipient Alzheimer’s disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16 (1): 92-98.

Almeida OP, Schwab SG, Lautenschlager NT, Morar B, Greenop KR, Flicker L & Wildenauer D. 2008. KIBRA genetic polymorphism influences episodic memory in older people without dementia, but not with mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 12 (5A): 1627-1676.

Ames D. 2009. International psychogeriatrics comes of age. International Psychogeriatrics, 21: 1-4.

Barber JB & Gibson S. 2009. Treatment of chronic non-malignant pain in the elderly: safety considerations. Drug Safety, 32 (6): 457-474.

Basic D, Khoo A, Conforti D, Rowland J, Vrantsidis F, Hill K, Harry J, Lucero K & Prowse R. 2009. The Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS), the MMSE and the GPCOG in a multicultural cohort of community-dwelling older persons with early dementia. Australian Psychologist, 44 (1): 40-53.

Basic D, Rowland J, Conforti D, Vrantsidis F, Hill K, LoGiudice D, Harry J, Lucero K & Prowse R. 2008. The validity of the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) in a multicultural cohort of community-dwelling older persons with early dementia. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, 23 (2): 124-129.

Batchelor F, Hill K, Mackintosh S, Said C & Whitehead C. 2009. The FLASSH study: protocol for a randomized controlled trial evaluating falls prevention after stroke and two sub-studies. BMC Neurology, 9 (1): 14.

Bates KA, Sohrabi HR, Rodrigues M, Beilby J, Dhaliwal SS, Taddei K, Criddle A, Wraith M, Howard M, Martins G, Paton A, Mehta P, Foster J, Martins IJ, Lautenschlager NT, Mastaglia FL, Laws SM, Gandy SE & Martins RN. 2009. Association of cardiovascular factors and Alzheimer’s disease plasma amyloid-s protein in subjective memory complainers. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 17: 305-318.

Bates KA, Verdile G, Li Q-X, Ames D, Hudson P, Masters CL & Martins RN. 2009. Clearance mechanisms of Alzheimer’s amyloid-β peptide: implications for therapeutic design and diagnostic tests. Molecular Psychiatry, 14: 469-486.

Bath S, Naganathan V, Hilmer S, Le Couteur D, Gibson SJ, Blyth F & McLachlan AJ. 2008. Pharmacotherapy of non-malignant pain in frail older people. Drugs and Ageing (in press).

Beer C, Ebenezer E, Fenner S, Lautenschlager NT, Flicker L & Almeida O. 2009. Contributors to cognitive impairment in congestive heart failure: a pilot case-control study. International Medicine Journal, 39: 600-605.

Beer C, Horner B, Almeida OP, Scherer S, Lautenschlager NT, Bretland N, Flett P, Schaper F & Flicker L. 2009. Current experiences and educational preferences of general practitioners and staff caring for people with dementia living in residential facilities. BMC Geriatrics, 9: 36.

Bird ML, Hill K, Williams A & Ball M. 2008. Effects of resistance and flexibility exercise interventions on balance and related measures in older adults. Journal on Ageing and Physical Activity (in press).

Borschmann K, Moore K, Russell M, Ledgerwood K, Renehan E, Brown C, Lin X & Sison J. 2009. Overcoming barriers to physical activity amongst culturally and linguistically diverse older adults: a randomized controlled trial. Australasian Journal of Ageing (in press).

Bryant C, Jackson H & Ames D. 2009. Depression and anxiety in medically unwell older adults: prevalence of short-term course. International Psychogeriatrics, 21 (4): 754-763.

Cole L, Farrell MJ, Egan G & Gibson SJ. 2008. Age differences in pain sensitivity and fMRI pain related brain activity. Neurobiology of Ageing (in press). e-pub, May 2008.

Cyarto EV, Brown WJ, Marshall AL & Trost SG. 2008. Comparative effects of home- and group-based exercise on balance confidence and balance ability in older adults: cluster randomized trial. Gerontology, 54: 272-280.

Denton DA, McKinley MJ, Farrell MJ & Egan GE. 2008. The primordial emotions and the origins of consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition. e-pub, August 2008.

Dow B & Cyarto E. 2009. Review of Living Longer and Loving It: achieving a healthy and active lifestyle. International Psychogeriatrics, 21 (2): 420-421.

Dow B, Moore K, Dunbar J, Nankervis J & Hunt S. 2009. A description and evaluation of an innovative rural rehabilitation programme in South Eastern Australia. Disability and Rehabilitation (in press).

Doyle C. 2009. International perspectives on dementia education, training and knowledge transfer. Guest editorial. International Psychogeriatrics, 21 (1): s1-s2.

Draper B, Pfaff JJ, Pirkins J, Snowdon J, Lautenschlager NT, Wilson I & Almeida OP (for the DEPS-GP Study Group). 2008. Long-term effects of childhood abuse on the quality of life and health of older people: results from the DEPS-GP project. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56: 262-271.

Ellis KA, Bush AI, Darby D, De Fazio D, Foster J, Hudson P, Lautenschlager NT, Lenzo N, Martins RN, Maruff P, Masters C, Milner A, Pike K, Rowe C, Savage G, Szoeke C, Taddei K, Villemagne V, Woodward M, Ames D and the AIBL Research Group. 2009. The Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study of ageing: methodology and baseline characteristics of 1112 individuals recruited for a longitudinal study of Alzheimer’s disease. International Psychogeriatrics, 21 (4): 672-687.

Fripp J, Bourgeat P, Acosta O, Raniga P, Jones G, O’Keefe G, Masters CL, Ames D, Ellis K, Villemagne VL, Rower C, Ourselin S & Salvado O. 2008. Mr-less high dimensional spatial normalization of 11c pib pet images on a population of elderly, mild cognitive impaired and Alzheimer disease patients. Neuroimage (in press).

Fripp J, Bourgeat P, Acosta O, Raniga P, Modat M, Pike KE, Jones G, O’Keefe G, Masters CL, Ames D, Maruff P, Currie J, Villemagne VL, Rower C, Salvado O & Ourselin S. 2008. Appearance modelling of c11 pib pet images: characterizing amyloid deposition in Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment and healthy aging. Neuroimage, 43: 430-439.

Gerdner LA & Lautenschlager NT. 2009. Effect of individualized vs classical ‘relaxation’ music on the frequency of agitation in elderly persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. International Psychogeriatrics, 21 (4): 667-671.

Giummarra MJ, Gibson SJ, Georgio-Karistianis N & Bradshaw JJ. 2008. Mechanisms underlying embodiment, disembodiment and loss of embodiment. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 32 (1): 143-160.

Hill K. 2009. Invited commentary. Don’t lose sight of the importance of the individual in falls prevention interventions. BMC Geriatrics, 9: 13.

Hill AM, Hill KD, Brauer S, Oliver D, Hoffmann T, Beer C, McPhail S & Haines TP. 2009. Evaluation of the effect of patient education on rates of falls in older hospital patients: description of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics, 9:14.

Hill AM, McPhail S, Hoffman T, McKenna K, Hill K, Oliver D, Beer C, Brauer S & Haines T. 2009. A randomized trial of DVD versus written delivery of patient education materials for the provision of falls prevention education. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (in press). e-pub, June 2009.

Hill KD, LoGiudice D, Lautenschlager NT, Said CM, Dodd KJ & Suttanon P. 2009. Effectiveness of balance training exercise in people with mild to moderate severity Alzheimer’s disease: protocol for a randomised trial. BMC Geriatrics, 9: 29.

Joubert J, Joubert LB, Medeiros de Busto E, Ware D, Jackson D, Harrison D & Cadilhac D. 2009. Telestroke in stroke survivors. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 27 (4): 28-35.

Joubert J, Reid C, Barton D, Cumming T, McLean A, Joubert L, Barlow J, Ames D & Davis S. 2009. Integrated care improves risk factor modification one year after stroke: initial results of the ICARUSS model. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 80: 279-284.

Kerse N, Flicker L, Pfaff JL, Draper B, Lautenschlager NT, Sim M, Snowdon J & Almeida OP. 2008. Falls, depression and antidepressants in later life: a large primary care appraisal. PLoS ONE, 3 (6): 1-9.

Lamoureux E, Fenwick E, Moore K, Klaic M, Borschmann K & Hill K. 2009. Impact of distance and near vision impairment on depression and vision-specific quality of life in older people living in residential care. Investigative Opthalmology and Vision Sciences (in press).

Lautenschlager NT, Cox KL, Flicker L, Foster JK, Van Bockxmeer F, Xiao J, Greenop KR & Almeida OP. 2008. Effects of physical activity on cognitive function in older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. JAMA, 300 (9): 1027-1037.

Lim SY, Farrell MJ, Gibson SJ, Helme RD, Lang AE & Evans AH. 2008. Do dyskinesia and pain share common pathophysiological mechanisms in Parkinson’s disease? Movement Disorders, 21 (12): 1687–1695.

Mackintosh S, Fryer C & Hill K. 2009 Telephone and face-to-face interviews to generate similar falls circumstances information from community-dwelling adults with stroke: test – retest design. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (in press).

Mazzone SB, McGovern AE, Koo K & Farrell MJ. 2009. Mapping the supramedullary influences over cough using functional brain imaging: comparison to pain. Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (in press).

Paterson K, Hill K, Lythgo N & Maschette W. 2008. Systematic bias and reliability of single and steady-state walking protocols for the basic gait parameters in young and older adult females. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89: 2360-5.

Paterson K, Hill K, Lythgo N & Maschette W. 2009. Young and older women exhibit less gait variability during continuous walking. Age and Ageing (in press).

Petty J, Hill K, El Haber N, Paton L, Lawrence K, Berkovic S, O’Brien T & Wark J. 2009. Chronic anti-epileptic medication (AED) use is associated with reduced balance – an AED-discordant twin and sibling matched pair study. Epilepsia (in press).

Pfaff JJ, Draper B, Pirkins J, Stocks N, Snowdon J, Sim M, Byrne G, Lautenschlager N, Flicker L, Kerse N, Goldney R & Almeida OP. 2009. Medical morbidity and severity of depression in a large primary care sample of older Australians: the DEPS-GP project. The Medical Journal of Australia, 190: S75-S80.

Pirkins J, Pfaff J, Williamson M, Tyson O, Stocks N, Goldney R, Draper B, Lautenschlager N, Kerse N & Almeida OP. 2009. The community prevalence of depression in older Australians. Journal of Affective Disorders, 115: 54-61.

Rampatige R, Dunt D, Doyle C, Day S & Vandort P. 2009. The effect of continuing professional education on health care outcomes: lessons for dementia care. International Psychogeriatrics, 21 (1): s34-s43.

Ritchie C, Harrigan S, Mastwyk M, Macfarlane, S, Cheeseman N & Ames D. 2008. Predictors of adherence to atypical antipsychotics (risperidone or olanzapine) in older patients with schizophrenia: an open study of three and a half years’ duration. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (in press).

Russell M, Hill K, Blackberry I, Gurrin L, Day L & Dharmage S. 2008 The reliability, sensitivity and specificity of the falls risk for older people in the community (FROP-Com) assessment tool. Age and Ageing, 37 (6): 634-9.

Russell M, Hill K, Blackberry I, Gurrin L, Dharmage S & Day L. 2009. Development of the falls risk for older people in the community (FROP-Com) screening tool. Age and Ageing, 38 (1): 40-46.

Russell M, Hill K & Haines T. 2009. A comment on the debate surrounding single and multifactorial falls prevention interventions. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (in press).

Scherder EJA, Herr K, Pickering G, Gibson SJ, Benedetti F & Lautenbacher S. 2009. Pain in dementia: a topical review. Pain (in press).

Sims J, Hill K, Hunt S & Haralambous B. 2009. Physical activity recommendations for older Australians. Australian Journal on Ageing (in press).

Smith K, Flicker L, Lautenschlager NT, Almeida OP, Atkinson D, Dwyer A & LoGiudice D. 2008. High prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment in Indigenous Australians. Neurology, 71: 1470-1473.

Sohrabi HR, Bates KA, Rodriques M, Taddei K, Laws S, Lautenschlager NT, Dhaliwal SS, Johnston ANB, Mackay-Sim A, Foster JK & Martins RN. 2009. Olfactory dysfunction is associated with subjective memory complaints in community-dwelling elderly subjects. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 17: 135-142.

Sohrabi HR, Bates KA, Rodriques M, Taddei K, Martins G, Laws S, Lautenschlager NT, Dhaliwal SS, Foster JK & Martins RN. 2009. The relationship between memory complaints, perceived quality of life and mental health in apolipoprotein E e4 carriers and non-carriers. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 17: 69-79.

Stapleton C, Hough P, Bull K, Hill K, Greenwood K & Oldmeadow L. 2009. A 4-item falls-risk screening tool for sub-acute and residential care: the first step in falls prevention. Australasian Journal on Ageing (in press).

Tait RJ, Hulse GK, Waterreus A, Flicker L, Lautenschlager NT, Jamrozik K & Almeida OP. 2008. Two-year outcomes from a cessation of smoking intervention in older adults. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 3 (2): 101-109.

Vrantsidis F, Hill K, Moore K, Webb R, Hunt S & Dowson L. 2009. Getting Grounded Gracefullyc: Effectiveness and acceptability of Feldenkrais in improving balance related outcomes for older people: a randomised trial. Journal on Aging and Physical Activity, 17: 57-76.

Williams S, Brand C, Hill K, Hunt S & Moran H. 2009. Effectiveness of a home based balance training programme on balance and gait stability in women with lower limb osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (in press).

Zheng Z, Gibson SJ, Helme RD & McMeeken JM. 2009. The effect of local anaesthetics on age-related capsaicin-induced mechanical hyperalgesia – a randomised, controlled study. Pain (in press).

Review articles

McKeith I & Ames D. Long-term use of rivastigmine in patients with dementia with lewy bodies: an open label trial. International Psychogeriatrics, 21: 5-6.

O’Connor D, Ames D, Gardner B & King M. 2009. Psychosocial treatments of behaviour symptoms in dementia: a systematic review of reports meeting quality standards. International Psychogeriatrics, 21: 225-240.

Unützer J & Ames D. 2009. Quality adjusted life years in older adults with depressive symptoms and chronic medical disorders. International Psychogeriatrics, 21: 265-267.


Anpalahan M & Gibson SJ. 2008. Reply to Dr Cairns. Internal Medicine Journal.

Lautenschlager NT, Xiao J & Almeida OP. 2009. Reply: Physical activity and cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease. JAMA, 301 (3): 273-274. 

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

AMES D. 2008. International Psychogeriatrics – what’s new. IPA Bulletin,
25 (2): 4.

AMES D. 2008. Nursing Homes. Psychiatry, 7(2): 59-60.

AMES D & ELLIS K. 2008. The Australian Imaging Biomarkers & Lifestyle (AIBL) flagship study of ageing. FPOA News, (1): 8-9.

BARBER JB. 2008. Music in the treatment of pain. Pain In Older Persons: Newsletter of the IASP Special Interest Group on Pain in Older Persons, 4.

DOYLE C. 2008. Respite care: perspectives on the interface between formal and informal care. InPsych, 16-17.

GIBSON SJ. 2008. Building research capacity in pain-related ageing research. IASP Pain in Older Persons Special Interest Group Newsletter, 3: 2-3.

TINNEY J. 2008. Respecting the aging self: communication in the nursing home. Anthropology and Aging Quarterly. 29 (2): 47-57. 


Medical Doctorate

LIM S. (Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne) Pain sensitivity in patients with Parkinson’s disease.


COLE L. (Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne) Pain and fMRI activity in persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

PETTY S. (Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne) The effects of anti-epileptic medications on bone and balance.

RUSSELL M. (School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne) Falls risk, assessment and interventions for older fallers presenting to the Emergency Department and being discharged home.


MEYER C. (School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne) ‘The power to choose.’ A systematic review of the factors associated with an under utilisation of respite care among older spousal carers.