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Thursday Three 2021 07 15

AAG's Weekly Update - 15th July 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ 2021 Strategic Innovation & RM Gibson Program awardees

~ South Australian Gerontology Conference (SAge21) - Friday 23 July

~ AJA & Forgotten Australians – “I’d rather die in the middle of a street”

2021 S.I.P & RM Gibson Program awardees

2021 saw a significant number of quality applications for the AAG Research Trust’s 2021 Strategic Innovation and RM Gibson Programs, with one dementia focussed grant for each Program provided in partnership with the Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF). Thanks to all applicants and to DARF for their ongoing support. Thanks also to the volunteer members of the Grants Committee who provided their time and expertise, several for the first time, including the three members of the Guest Review Panel, made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, who led the review and selection of Indigenous led applications.

AAG Research Trust and the Grants Committee congratulate the following awardees of the 2021 Strategic Innovation Program (in alphabetical order):

~ Dr Josefine Antoniades, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) (Awarded in partnership with DARF)
Project: Development of the Moving Pictures GENIE on-line to support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse family carers of persons living with dementia

~ A/Prof Wendy Bower, Royal Melbourne Hospital & University of Melbourne
Project: PUNCH Study: Multidisciplinary approach to identifying and addressing unmet continence needs in hospitalised older people during sub-acute care.

~ Dr Lauren Poulos, Neuroscience Research Australia
Project: Evaluating the culturally responsive elements, effectiveness and transferability of online dementia education and training with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

For further information on this year’s awardees and the aims of their projects please click here.

AAG Research Trust and the Grants Committee congratulate the following awardees of the 2021 RM Gibson Program (in alphabetical order):

~ Sally Day, University of Sydney
Project: Cultural adaptation of an occupational therapy intervention for dementia.

~ Dana Pourzinal, University of Queensland (Awarded in partnership with DARF)
Project: Confirming prognostic validity of the dual syndrome hypothesis of dementia in relation to Parkinson’s disease

~ Jenna Smith, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Project: Examining Australian older adults’ breast, prostate, cervical and colorectal cancer screening decision-making

~ Nikki-Anne Wilson, Neuroscience Research Australia/University of New South Wales
Project: Improvisation Engagement and Dementia (ImprovED): A Theatre Programme to Enhance Quality of Life in Older Adults with Cognitive Decline

For further information on this year’s awardees and the aims of their projects please click here.

The Strategic Innovation and RM Gibson Programs are programs of the AAG Research Trust. Click on the links for information regarding the Strategic Innovation Program and RM Gibson Program.

AAG (SAGe) Conference 2021 - Friday 23rd July

We might not be able to travel overseas at the moment but at least you can check in from the airport to your dream destination!

Keynote speakers:

~ Professor Barry Golding AM - Patron of Australian Men’s Shed Association and Federation University Australia
~ Professor Paul Arbon - AAG 2021 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow and Director of the Torrens Resilience Institute
~ Professor Veronica Soebarto - Director of Research, School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide
~ Dr Helen Barrie - Past AAG President (2015 - 2017) and Uni of South Australia and
~ Ms Cassie Mason - Director, Office for Ageing Well at SA Health

It’s been a wild 18 months! but one of the many of reasons to attend SAGe21 in South Australia, It’s FACE to FACE, no buffering, people muted or saying “can you hear me”. But you can’t wear your PJ’s!

$25 members (AAG members will need a unique code to access the rate)
$50 non members

Click here for more information about SAGe21

Australasian Journal on Ageing & Forgotten

Australians - “I’d rather die in the middle of a street

Have you accessed the latest edition of the Australasian Journal on Ageing (Volume 40, Issue 2)?

The issue continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Journal with new Associate Editors, Dr Gary Cheung from the University of Otago and Dr Joyce Siette from Macquarie University, also AAG Division co-chair.

The June issue gives readers a collection of articles that address contemporary topics in gerontology and geriatrics. Among the articles feature an Invited Editorial from advance care planning to workplace engagement amongst formal caregivers. The Issue features an Invited Article reflecting on the pros and cons of diagnosing mild cognitive impairment. It also includes AAG’s assessment summary on LGBTI ageing research on housing needs and preferences, which forms part of the LGBTI Elders Housing Project, led by Housing for the Aged Action Group, in which the AAG are lead collaborators.

There is an article on the perspectives of Forgotten Australians on age care and gives some useful insights to our readers, particularly those working in the aged care sector. The co-funding for this study was provided through AAG Research Trust through the Strategic Innovation Program in it’s the inaugural year of 2018

There are an array of articles that will assist in guiding your research and practice and click here for the complete Table of Contents

Remember all AAG members automatically are subscribed to the AJA and can access these online at no charge. Please remember to login via the AAG website prior to clicking on these articles.

Click below to view a video from the Conference Chair, Dr Katrina Radford

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