Arlene J. Astell


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RESILIEN-T: Technology driven self-management for building resilience among people with early stage cognitive impairment

2018/19-2020/21 • $363,498 • PI
The numbers of older adults living with Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia are growing, placing increasing demands on health and social care services. RESILIEN-T aims to deploy in the market an innovative modular ICT solution for self-management of Cognitive Impairment, to reinforce the...

Dementia or mild cognitive impairment: @work in progress

2017/18-2020/21 • $344,784 • PI,CO
This multidisciplinary project (occupational therapy, psychology, elder law and labour law, social and political science, and engineering) will provide new insights into what happens when people develop mild cognitive impairment or early stage dementia while still working, how this is influenced...

Moving With and Tuning In: A participatory mixed methods study to foster social inclusion of individuals with dementia and their carers

2016/17-2020/21 • $316,341 • PI,CO,Other
One of the most insidious consequences of dementia is the rupture of relationships, which occurs both between the individual with dementia and his/her primary caregiver (the dyad), and between the dyad and other members of society. As a result, both members of the dyad suffer from a loss of...

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxious and Depressed Youth: Improving Outcomes through Mobile Technology

2015/16-2019/20 • $728,345 • PI,CO,Other
Our objective is to test out an evidence-based usable and acceptable mobile device software application (app) for the practice component of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for youth in treatment for anxiety and/or depression. Although CBT is an effective treatment for anxious or depressed...

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