A cluster RCT of a novel psychological intervention to reduce depression among at-risk older adults transitioning to residential aged care [ 2016 - 2019 ]

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Researchers: Dr Tanya Davison (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Ljoudmila Busija Prof Daniel O'Connor Prof Marita Mccabe

Brief description Depression is common in aged care facilities, with many older adults finding the transition extremely difficult. We have developed a simple intervention to help new residents, including those with dementia, to adjust to life in aged care. This program focuses on key aspects of psychological wellbeing, and is designed for widespread use in aged care. We will evaluate the intervention to determine if it is superior to current care approaches in reducing depression and improving quality of life.

Funding Amount $AUD 923,437.23

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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