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COVID effects on older people, people with dementia and their carers


Griffith University is exploring how COVID-19 related social service closures affect the lives of older people, people with dementia and informal carers in Australia. You complete an online survey 3 times over 12 weeks. There is also an option to do phone interviews instead. They are also looking for people to be interviewed - for this that are specifically looking for people with dementia and their carers. Take the survey   Closing date August 14th

COVID effects on quality of life


The Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University in Australia are keen to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults’ quality of life, social networks and health-seeking behaviours. They are currently seeking responses from NSW residents aged 55 and over. It's a 15-minute survey and each entry will go into a draw to win an iPad. Take the survey. For further information contact Dr Joyce Siette Closing date 30 August.

Full-time work

The EXCEL50+ Project is investigating how work and life experiences shape career decisions in older workers. They want to interview people over 50 who are working full-time and ask them about their career and current employment experiences, and their future plans and feelings about retirement. The findings will be shared with policy and research stakeholders in the work and ageing fieldThe project team includes researchers from ANU, Macquarie and UWA. For more information email Kate Booth on kate.booth@mq.edu.au. Closing date August 30.

COVID effects on health and use of services


The National Ageing Research Institute and the University of Melbourne is conducting research into the impact of COVID-19 on people's well-being, mental health, physical health, and use of services. They want to identify who is more at risk of poor outcomes and what actions could mitigate against this. You do an initial survey and then a shorter survey each week while the pandemic continues. More information Closing date December 2020.


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