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Preventing Falls in Older People with Dementia [ 2014 - ]

Also known as: 5013983

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/GNT1060191]

Researchers: Prof Jacqueline Close (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Catherine Sherrington Prof Keith Hill Prof Lindy Clemson Prof Susan Kurrle

Brief description There is no evidence to date that has shown it is possible to prevent falls in older people with dementia. This proposal builds on a number of years of research by this group to try and address the question of how to prevent falls in people with dementia. We will undertake a study looking at the impact of a professionally prescribed, carer assisted, individualised exercise and home hazard reduction program on falls in people with dementia.

Funding Amount $1,295,006.00

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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