Dementia

A randomised clinical trial of physical activity to delay the progression of cerebrovascular disease in older people with memory complaints and mild cognitive impairment (AIBL Active)

The primary aim of this 3-year randomised clinical trial (RCT) is to establish whether physical activity (PA) can delay progression of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in older adults with memory complaints or mild cognitive impairment. Participants also have at least one risk factor for CVD (eg. high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease.

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The Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL)

The Australian Imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL) is one of the few large-scale longitudinal studies of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Evaluation of the Pilot to expand DBMAS Collaborations and Old Age Psychiatry (OAP) Consultation Services for regional and remote DBMAS Services

The aim of the evaluation is to examine whether the pilot is effective in improving medical support, education and collaboration for regional offices of the Victorian Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) and the Northern Territory DBMAS.

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Improving dementia detection rates in older Asian communities - An education program to improve referral to Memory Services for older people of Asian background living in Melbourne

This community-based education project determined and implemented the most effective methods of improving early dementia detection rates in two rapidly growing older Asian communities, Chinese and Vietnamese, living in Melbourne.

Interpreter mediated cognitive assessments – stakeholder experiences informing guidelines and training DVD and use of video conferencing software

Social justice and equity of access to care can be compromised by the communication gaps which frequently occur during interpreter-assisted cognitive assessments. There is a shortage of interpreters in many languages, even in metropolitan areas, and difficulties for people to access services with appropriate interpreters.

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