Ageing is the one thing that all people have in common. However, the experience of ageing varies greatly from one person to the next. So, what contributes to such differences? And perhaps more importantly, what factors lead to ageing positively?
The growing proportion of older adults in our population has stimulated interest in the concept of “healthy ageing”, where the maintenance and enhancement of quality of life is the encouraged focus for ageing adults. Previous research has found that a person’s sense of well-being is linked to improved quality of life, including a decreased chance of illness and quicker recovery from periods of illness. Such findings call for further understanding of how well-being can be enhanced.
Research at the Griffith University Memory Clinic is seeking to understand how important life factors such as relationships and attitudes towards time affect wellbeing and the way people age. We are interested in finding out what about the experience of older adults in the community. By volunteering you would be contributing to an important body of research that could change the experience of ageing for future generations.
If you are between 60 and 80 years of age, are healthy and living independently, and would like to get involved and help the clinic with this important research all you need to do is fill out a questionnaire. The clinic aims to make participation as convenient as possible. You can register for the survey online by clicking on the link below. If you would prefer to have a paper questionnaire mailed to you with a reply paid envelope please contact Alita Walters and Jessica Spark using the details listed below. Alita and Jessica are happy to be contacted via email or by calling the Griffith University Memory Clinic and leaving a message, they will return your call as soon as possible. You are also welcome to contact Alita and Jessica if you would just like to receive some further information about the research.
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Are you aged 60 years or over?
Do you identify as gay or lesbian?
Do you receive care or emotional
support from other people in relation
to a health need or disability?
We need you for a research project funded by the University of Queensland about the networks of people who provide care to gay and lesbian seniors.
We would like to interview you, as well as the people involved in your care. This may include partners, family members and friends, as well as paid or employed care providers.
Total confidentiality guaranteed. If you change your mind about participation - no worries! Interviews at times and places convenient to participants
If you would like to be involved or know someone who might be interested or for more information contact:
Mark Hughes T: 0405 386 976, E: email@example.com
Sue Kentlyn T: 3379 7273, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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