Events and studies

The Choice Project

The Choice Project

Are you a family member, friend or relative of a person with dementia who died in the previous two years?

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Southern Cross University invite you to participate in an online survey. We are investigating the issues, challenges and processes of providing end of life care for people with dementia. The study will help us better understand the perspectives of family carers (including relatives, friends, neighbours or significant others) concerning the care of their relative or friend with dementia who wished to stay at home until the final stages of their life.

Interested in participating? More information with survey link on page 3

Contact or 02 9114 4084

The TARP Study

We offer you the opportunity to participate in the TARP Study (Triggered Acute Risk Prevention).
Why this study is important:

  • Heart Disease remains a major preventable cause of death and disability despite improved treatments.
  • A link has been identified between heart attack and stressors, such as heavy physical exertion, anger and anxiety, fatty and heavy meals, and respiratory infection
  • Providing cardiac protection during these stressful events has until now not been attempted.
  • This study attempts to see if we can lower cardiac risk, by providing medication at the time of these stressors. We have successfully finished 2 preliminary studies, and this study is the next step.
  • Eventually, this strategy could be a helpful addition to the usual daily medications that people take.

More information and contact information

Aged Care Reform: Advancing Quality in Dementia Care

This symposium (21 June 2013) gave us the opportunity to begin a dialogue about these government directions, so that we can start to examine policies, practices and research that will enable ground-breaking reform in aged care.

We invite you to revisit this stimulating debate through the keynote addresses and presentations from this significant event.