Dr Kim Kiely
Estimating And Alleviating The Impacts Of Age-Related Sensory Decline
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
ageing | cognitive function | sensory impairment | longitudinal cohort study | hearing loss
Sensory loss and dementia disproportionately affect older adults, often co-occur, and are the two leading contributors to disability burden among older Australians. This research will investigate the consequences that hearing and vision loss have for older adult health and wellbeing, informing strategies to reduce the disability burden of age-related sensory loss. These impacts include cognitive decline and dementia, mental health, quality of life, disability and independent living.