Cognitive impairment



The Enhanced Advance care planning and life Review Longitudinal Intervention (EARLI) Project

The EARLI project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (2022-2026) and is led by the University of New South Wales.

In this project, the researchers are investigating whether a combination of life story work (looking back over the life, using stories, photographs and other meaningful objects) and advance care planning (discussions about preferences for future care and treatment) can help older adults receiving aged care services at home.


The EARLI project will be partnering with a number of aged care organisations in Sydney and Perth, to recruit participants who are receiving aged care services at home.


The project team are currently running a nation-wide pilot survey, which is open to anyone who is 65 years or older, living independently in the community, and able to communicate in English, Chinese or Italian. If you would like to complete the survey, please follow this link, or contact the research team if you require further assistance.


If you would like to contact the study team, please email or call (02) 9399 1095

HABIT - Harnessing Automatic Behaviours Intervention Trial

(Harnessing Automatic Behaviours Intervention Trial): A habits-based pilot behaviour change intervention to increase physical activity in people with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive decline.


This research study aims to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of a habits based physical activity intervention for older adult participants with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive decline. This intervention will target your every-day habits to help create healthy, automatic habits of regular physical activity, that are easy to maintain over the long-term. You will be given an Apple Watch for the duration of the experiment, which combined with an Apple iPhone application will track your health outcomes. The application will also ask you to participate in some cognitive tests and psychological surveys. The study will also involve a physical activity habits workshop, and a one-hour one-on-one interview with an exercise physiologist.

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