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The Network and the Australasian Centre on Ageing (ACA) at the University of Queensland have produced a guide for involving older people in research. The Guide is a product of an ongoing program of work within the Network in Ageing Well and builds on a...
This report has two aims. The first is to establish the elements of an interests-participation model for developing sustainable digital media skills and literacies among seniors aged 60 and over. The second is to present a rich qualitative account of the digital technology and social...
This research brief explores the impacts of cognitive ageing and decline on individuals, as well as on the wider Australian economy.
Conversations for Change is the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s contribution to thought leadership about ageing in Victoria. Each Conversation will focus on a different topic relevant to ageing and older people in our community. The initiative is a central platform in our Vision 2020,and...
Supporting Roy's interests: an unconventional journey from the house to the workshop assisted by personalized fall prevention modifications
The relationships between older adults and their home environments are commonly built upon several decades of personal-expression, values and goals. However, fall preventative home modifications often create a dissonance between existing environments and efforts to prevent falls at home.
Caring for carers of people with dementia: A protocol for harnessing innovation through deploying leading edge technologies to enable virtual support groups and services
In rural Australia, knowledge and utilisation of support by informal carers is lacking. Developing and improving access to peer support to enable carers to effectively cope with the challenges of caring may positively influence their caring experience.
Over 200 primary carers, and members of formal and informal caring networks across Australia, were interviewed for this study on end of life at home care. They participated in individual carer interviews and focus groups in eight urban and regional locations.
The chronic staffing crisis in Australia’s aged care system has led to dangerous workloads for nurses and carers resulting, too often, in missed care for vulnerable nursing home residents. This report finds that the big, 'for-profit' providers, clearly have the financial capacity to improve staffing...
This fact sheet examines some of the most notable ageing indices, their stated purposes, methodologies and results.