The Assessment of Older People with dementia and depression of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: A review of current practice and the development of guidelines for Victorian Aged Care Assessment Services
This project sought to improve assessment practice of Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS) for CALD clients in relation to dementia and depression. A key step was to identify available instruments and determine suitability in the ACAS setting.
Fitness for the Ageing Brain Study II
The aim of this 3-site multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) was to establish whether physical activity demonstrated a significant benefit in the areas of cognition, behavioural and psychological symptoms, quality of life, clinical global impression and carer burden.
Evaluating the therapeutic effects of music interventions on hospitalised people with dementia
This three arm randomised study was designed to evaluate the effects of music therapy on people with dementia currently residing in sub-acute hospital care for reasons other than 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.