One of the Centre’s latest projects, in partnership with Villa Maria Catholic Homes, is MemoryTrain. This project focusses on prospective memory function in older adults. Prospective Memory used in many daily activities that are critical for the maintenance of independence in late-adulthood such as remembering to take medication and turn off appliances.

This project will establish whether it is possible to enhance the prospective memory function of healthy older adults.This will be achieved by conducting the first controlled study that uses prospective memory activities to directly train prospective memory. The results will have direct and immediate implications for clarifying how prospective memory function can be optimised in late adulthood.'


Investigators

  • Professor Peter Rendell
  • Professor Colleen Doyle
  • Professor Julie Henry (UQ)
  • Professor Matthias Kliegel (University of Geneva and ACU)
  • Dr Nathan Rose

Dr Skye McLennan

Duration

2015-2017

Funding

ARC Linkage Project “Acting with the Future in Mind” - A$360,900 (Total Project with Catholic Homes contribution) $242,000 (ARC funding)

 

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