This is an exciting time for us - with our new name, a new building currently under construction and research into a new way of delivering healthcare through development of e-health over the new national broadband network (NBN).
Selected people with stroke-affected hands and arms living in regional Australia will soon be participating in rehabilitation sessions over the internet through a project run by Neuroscience Research Australia’s Dr Penelope McNulty.
50 year old Marc Buchan is a retired fireman. At age 48 he had a major stroke. Determined to get better, Marc started rehabilitation training and was introduced to the use of ‘Wii therapy’ to help people regain movement in their stroke-affected limbs by practising exercises on gaming consoles.
If you’re an older person and lead an active lifestyle, swap your multifocal glasses for single lens glasses when you take part in outdoor activities to reduce your risk of falling, says Prof Stephen Lord.
If you were to drive along Barker Street in Randwick, it would be hard to miss the hole in the ground above which half of our institute used to be located. The first stage of our new building works began in March this year - hence the large hole.
Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert, a leading researcher on schizophrenia at Neuroscience Research Australia and sister to someone with this mental illness, took part with many of you in a recent call for action on mental health in Australia. Her wish is for a future where schizophrenia will be eradicated.