With April marking ‘falls awareness month’, Stephen Lord and Kim Delbaere discuss how traditional video games like Tetris and Word Scramble are being used to prevent falls.
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A local philanthropist together with the federal and New South Wales state ministers for health and medical research, Tanya Plibersek and Jillian Skinner, officially opened NeuRA’s new $54 million research facility in Sydney on Tuesday.
NeuRA researchers are calling on members of the public to donate their old Nintendo Wii gaming consoles for stroke patients unable to afford one to use for their rehabilitation.
NeuRA is developing a home-based exercise program which aims to restore balance to people whose balance organs, which are found in the inner ear, are damaged.
Unintentional falls remain the top cause of injury hospitalisation in Australia, according to a new report from the AIHW.
A simple computer word-training program could help people with semantic dementia to regain lost word memory, a new study has found.
NeuRA is currently investigating dizziness and older people. Within three years it aims to answer why some older people experience severe dizzy spells and others do not, while pinpointing a range of effective treatments.
NeuRA has just gone mobile, following the release of its first-ever app which aims to measure an older person’s fear and risk of falling and suggest targeted falls prevention strategies.
News in brief from the ageing agenda, featuring bites of information about recent research, technology, conference and government movements.
People with a genetic predisposition to developing Alzheimer’s disease could show signs of the condition up to 25 years before it actually sets in, scientists have found.
Two new falls-related reports have just been released: one shows that the number of older people hospitalised after a fall has increased, and the other suggests a link between falling and depression.