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29 May 19

Webinar - AAG QLD Student & Early Career Researcher Event - Cutting Edge Research

Student & Early Career Researchers

Cutting Edge Research Event

Don't miss this opportunity to join our webinar

and hear about a diverse range of research

Hear from our panel of 5 carefully selected speakers:

Kelli Dendle - (PhD candidate). QUT, Creative Industries faculty, School of Design.

‘How do the residential circumstances of older people affect their role in sustaining their communities?’
One in five Australians will be aged over 65 by mid-century (1). Government and society increasingly expect older adults to downsize or move house in later life (2). Older people fill varied roles which support and sustain their communities, a consideration rarely acknowledged in contemporary housing discourse. The potential impact on communities if residents move in their later years is not well understood.

Dr Xanthe Golenko - Griffith University

‘Reducing social isolation among the elderly by developing high quality connections through an intergenerational learning program’
Increasing numbers of older people wish to remain living in their communities, however they often find themselves socially isolated. Social connection has positive associations with health and well-being outcomes and is known to protect against cognitive decline. Yet there is a lack of suitable programs that encourage social interaction, particularly across generations.

Rachel Brimelow - UQ Centre for Clinical Research, The University of Queensland

‘Psychotropic Prescribing for Mental health Conditions and Behaviours in Residential Aged Care Homes’
Residential aged care (RAC) has significantly higher use of psychotropic drugs due to the high prevalence of a wide range of psychological and behavioural morbidities. The appropriate use of these psychotropic drugs is a source of continued controversy, due to the increased risk of adverse events and limited evidence of efficacy in this cohort. Pivotal to the improved use of psychotropics within aged care is an understanding of the setting specific reasoning for prescribing.

Danielle Cave - School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland

‘Food fortification in aged care and in community-dwelling older adults: a review of strategies and issues’
Fortification is the addition of ingredients to foods or beverages, to make them more energy and nutrient-dense, without increasing the portion size. This food-first approach is commonly used for older adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

Dr Bec Bennett - Ear Science Institute Australia

‘Consumer demand is resulting in smaller, faster and more technologically advanced hearing aids; but can the older adult consumer keep up with these advances?’
Miniaturisation of hearing aids makes them more discrete; but poses a challenge to individuals with concomitant dexterity, haptic touch or vision impairments. Faster processing speeds improve listening comfort; but may compound auditory loading for those with mild cognitive impairment. Technological advancements enable hearing aids to connect wirelessly to audio devices; but this can overcomplicate the process of learning how to use one’s hearing aid.

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Important notice regarding our webinars

AAG has been successfully running these webinars for number of years now. However we have noticed recently that increasing numbers of our registrants are experiencing difficulties when trying to join the online event.

In all cases this is as a result of the IT set-up at your end. Healthcare and academic workplaces are introducing increasing levels of security to guard against viruses and data theft. Some of those security measures are disrupting the connection to our Go-to-Training Software. There are also some situations where registrants need to make adjustments to the set-up of their home IT before they can successfully join.

It is therefore vitally important that you test your connection before the day of the event.

We are a small organisation in terms of employed staff and on the day of the event most of our resources are dedicated to delivering the webinar, we cannot therefore promise to be available to help you with connection enquiries either just before or after the event has actually started.

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Recently Microsoft Outlook has been consigning these important emails to junk or spam. You need this second email in order to participate in the event, it contains the link that you need to join. Please ensure that you retrieve the item from spam/junk and "Report as not junk". Some of you may have to ask your IT departments for help in unblocking this address.

Apologies for this potential inconvenience but we are at the mercy of the IT industry in all this.

Event Date & Time: Wednesday 29th May 12.00pm - 1.30pm AEST

Registrations Open: 7th May 19 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 28th May 19 5:15 PM

Places Available: 153

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