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https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/1771/ ... Newsletter
18 pages

FEATURE STORIES
Retirement Pays off 2
Short-Term Memory 4
Website review for Dementia 6

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Sleep and Neuroplasticity 6
Communication and Technology 7
Thinking Skills, Language and Emotion 8
Sideways balance and hip Osteoarthritis 9
Do you have hip pain? 10
Receiving support services in home11
Brain stimulation in older adults 12
Ankle Pain in Osteoarthritis 13
Exercise, learning and memory 14
Leg strength and balance 15
How the brain processes language 16
Maintaining a health brain 17
Adjusting to retirement 17
Mental health services Accessibility 18
Take part in a new study
This research would not have been possible without the interest and
support of members of the Ageing Mind Initiative and so the team want to
send their thanks to everyone who took part.
The research is ongoing and the team are currently recruiting people who
are planning to retire in the next six months to find out more about the
role of social networks in the retirement transition. This involves
completing some online surveys about your experience of the transition. If
you would like to be involved or know of others who would be interested
in being involved, please contact Ben Lam at ben.lam@uq.edu.au or visit
www.groups4health.com/g4r/
where you can access the survey.
(Details of the study also listed on page 17 of the Newsletter)
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Lots of goodies in 16 topics from the Aging Mind Initiative. Well worth looking at all, whether getting involved or not.
Although they want participants over 60 yrs old, the survey on wisdom is open to other ages,

https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/1828/ ... letter.pdf
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The final edition of the AMI Newsletter for 2018 has arrived
and not a moment too soon as the festive season is nearly here.

We are delighted to introduce you to the Australian Lions Hearing Dogs (page 2)
and the amazing work they do helping out our community.

We also have a free film screening (page 3) and some free online courses
to learn more about dementia and working with people with dementia (page 4).

We also are excited to announce five brand new research projects that are looking for participants.
We have a study on
  • hearing impairment (page 10),
    testing a memory aid (page 9),
    boosting your memory capacity (page 11),
    residential care planning for adults with intellectual impairment (page 10)
    and a study searching for private renters who will talk about their experiences (page 9).
Hopefully there is something here for everyone.

https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/1882/ ... letter.pdf
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The August edition of the Ageing Mind Initiative Newsletter is now live on our website at: https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/2165/ ... letter.pdf

Please allow a bit of time for it to load. You can also look at this current edition as well as past editions on the Newsletter webpage: https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/newsletter

If you would like a pdf copy of the Newsletter, please email ami@uq.edu.au and request it. We would be delighted to send it to you as an attachment.
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Dear Members of the 50 Plus registry,

I hope this email finds you well and you are ready to hear about some exciting new research projects. The February edition of the Ageing Mind Initiative Newsletter is now live on our website at:https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/2313/ ... letter.pdf

Please allow a bit of time for it to load. You can also look at this current edition as well as past editions on the Newsletter webpage: https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/newsletters

If you would like a pdf copy of the Newsletter, please email ami@uq.edu.au and request it. We would be delighted to send it to you as an attachment.

Have a wonderful week and stay safe.

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Great to see lots of things for isolated seniors in this issue. Also some research projects by phone or on line
https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/2365/ ... letter.pdf

FEATURE STORIES
Pachana wins Lawton Award 2
AMI Member Spotlight 3
Free telehealth couselling 4
New Hotline for Covid-19 6
Adopt a grandparent 7
Support available for seniors 8
Conversation in isolation 9AMI Recipes 10
Research Update 11

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Values associated with caregiving 12
Mental Health Services 12
Exploring driving individuality 13
Understandings of Dementia 13
Sex and Intimacy after spinalcord injury 14
Sterling’s Dream Study 15
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https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/2399/ ... letter.pdf
Much of interest, including a survey on technology -
Australian Aged Care Technologies Collaborative (AACTC)
If you need to take a break during the survey, please use the save-and-return function.
https://prodsurvey.rcs.griffith.edu.au/ ... php/935376
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23 pages of research projects here, related to seniors.
A full index is on page 1, so you won't have to look far for something that interests you!

https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/3027/ ... letter.pdf
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Welcome to the final AMI Newsletter for 2021.

The festive season is fast approaching and pressure is on for researchers to wrap up projects by the end of the year.
There has never been a better time to participate in ageing-related research.

We have links to a fantastic live lecture delivered by Prof Catherine Haslam on the Power of Social Connection (page 3). The importance of which has never been highlighted more since the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Please contact researchers directly to express your interest in participating. They will keep you informed of any modifications or updates that will impact on their projects and your interest will no doubt bolster their spirits in these challenging times.

Stay safe and email any questions to ami@uq.edu.au.ISSU

https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/3310/ ... letter.pdf
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The March newsletter. Scroll down to page 8 to see what research on the Aging Mind you can be involved with!
https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/3472/ ... letter.pdf

Such as
How does age influence how we interact with objects in our environment?

What is the study about? - Researchers at the UQ perception and action lab are investigating how age influences how people interact with and cognitively value different types of objects in their environment.

What will you need to do? - You will play a computer-based object interaction game on your home computer. Followed by watching an interactive video clip. Finally, you will answer some questions based on individual assessment and your
experience of the task. The study will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Eligibility criteria:
• 65 + years of age
• No history of neurological illness (e.g., Dementia or Alzheimer’s)
• Have normal or corrected to normal vision (e.g., glasses if necessary)
• Access to a computer with internet connection

Compensation:
For voluntary participating in this study,you will receive a $20 Coles/Myer gift card upon completion of the
experiment. Delivery of the gift card will be organised by project staff.

Do you want to participate?
If you would like to participate, please click here to start the experiment.

More information?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Harrison Paff at h.paff@uq.edu.au or on 0406 907 611. Email communication is preferred.
Others are
  • Drive safely at any age.
    A new therapy to reduce dementia risk in Parkinson’s disease.
    A 6-week psychotherapy program combines education about anxiety to help peopleunderstand their symptoms, relaxation techniques to help cope with anxiety.
    For those with hearing problems, to wear a device on a belt around the waist for 20-minute training sessions over 10 days, to test for balance and prevent falls.
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June newsletter. Amongst other goodies, contains the following -

FEATURE STORIES
Prof Pachana on ABC 2
The resilience of Older women and Climate Change 3
Breaking the Age Code 4
The Florence Project Update 5
Research Update: neighborhood walkability in older adults 6

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Does age influence how we interact with objects in our environment? 8
Brain Imaging study investigating facial recognition 9
TRIP Study 10
Psychotherapy via telehealth 11
Vibrant Trial 12
Sterling’s Dream Study 1

https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/3587/ ... letter.pdf
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November Newsletter.

If you read the introduction and feel some disappoinment, continue to the blue panel, the index to much of interest in the following pages!

https://ami.group.uq.edu.au/files/3718/ ... letter.pdf
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