The Ageing Mind Initiative National Listserve is an Australia-wide network of clinicians, researchers, and students in a diverse range of disciplines who are interested in ageing research and practice. The listserv members receive regular updates on scientific research on aspects of ageing, new tools or clinical interventions for older adults, and news of conferences or career opportunities in the ageing arena, both in Australia and abroad.

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35 Year Study Finds Exercise Reduces Risk of Dementia

A Risk in Caring for Abusive Parents

A cup of coffee a day may keep retinal damage away, study shows

Aged Care needs to be more "Adult" about Sexuality

Alzheimer's Australia launches video challenging Aussies to end dementia stigma and create dementia-friendly communities

Assertive Community Treatment for Elderly Patients With Severe Mental Illness

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Benzodiazepine use may raise risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Broader definition of successful aging could influence research, clinical practice and health policy

Dementia Resources - new from American Psychological Association

First-generation antipsychotic use correlated to hospitalization

Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Women

Having a sense of purpose may add years to your life

How a Woman’s Personality May Double Her Alzheimer’s Risk

Initiatives to Motivate Change: A Review of Theory and Practice and Their Implications for Older Adults

Knowing Alzheimer's Risk Status Affects Memory Performance

Late starters' still have much to gain by exercising

Memory Slips May Signal Increased Risk of Dementia Years Later

Middle-Aged People With Diabetes Are Particularly Vulnerable to Cognitive Impairment

Movie about Glen Campbell and his perseverance in spite of Alzheimer's disease

New Alzheimer's-related memory disorder identified

New Scientist Article on Dementia

New compound developed that may have treatment potential for Alzheimer's disease

New database helps clinicians, researchers find instruments to detect cognitive impairment in older adults

Newest APA Public Interest blog: Memory and Aging: Fears, Fallacies and Facts

Overweight not linked with higher risk of mortality in older adults.

Physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults

Program to Reverse Memory Loss Targets Lifestyle

Reading glasses should be a staple supply at facilities treating seniors, a psychiatrist suggests

Social networks linked to better health for older adults 

Self-rated physical fitness in midlife an indicator of dementia risk

Senior Care Technology

Spectacular Salsa - Paddy & Nico

The Demographics of Ageing

Unemployment found to make us age prematurely

Up to 80 per cent of dementia patients in aged care facilities restrained with psychotropic drugs: report

Vision problems increase the risk of death in older people

Watch retirees' version of Pharrell Williams' Happy video

World Elder Abuse Day

Young blood recharges old brain


Articles from the AMI Listserve are ordered according to those that were most recently distributed in the year 2013.

A Cell Phone in a Pill Bottle, to Text You to Remember Your Meds

A Mother's Death Tested Reporter's Thinking About End-Of-Life Care

A story to promote empathy in dementia care

Amyloid predicts cognitive decline better than APOE

Antipsychotics can be safely withdrawn: Cochrane review

At 75, would Popeye still be able to take on Bluto?

Chemical 'clock' tracks ageing more precisely than ever before

China passes law requiring people to visit their elderly parents or risk being sued by them

Common psychosocial stressors in middle-aged women related to longstanding distress and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease: a 38-year longitudinal population study

Concerns over rising psychotropic drug use

Does Being a Bookworm Boost Your Brainpower in Old Age?

Early Cognitive Problems Documented Among Those Who Eventually Get Alzheimer's

Encore Careers

Four Lifestyle Changes Will Protect Your Heart and Significantly Reduce Your Risk of Death

Just 2 Months' Exposure to Anticholinergics Affects Cognitionauline

Late life suicide prevention toolkit

Lifelong Brain-Stimulating Habits Linked to Lower Alzheimer's Protein Levels

Lifelong Brain-Stimulating Habits Linked to Lower Alzheimer's Protein Levels

Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres, a Measure of Cell Aging

Major Step towards Alzheimer’s Vaccine

My Name is Anxiety

One Man Lost and Impaired, the Other Fearful and Armed

Personality influences dementia risk

Psychotropic Side Effects of Commonly Prescribed Medications in the Elderly

Release of Translating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers at home and in their communities

Repairing Bad Memories

Resveratrol Shows Promise to Protect Hearing, Cognition

Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help

Studies of older adults' preferences for psychotherapy

The New, Nasty Sibling Rivalry

Use It or Lose It: Molecular Mechanism for Why a Stimulating Environment Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease

WA student uses Xbox for aged monitoring


'It Takes a Village' Approach Improves Dementia Care and Informs Research, Study Shows

A Nursing Home Shrinks Until It Feels Like a Home

A Sharper Mind, Middle Age and Beyond

A love story that sparked a fashion empire

Active brain may ward off Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's patients get a trip down memory lane Care home recreates 1950s street... including a pub

Alzheimer’s Tied to Mutation Harming Immune Response

Anxiety linked to shortened telomeres, accelerated aging

Assistance Dogs Enhance Independence in Dementia

Benefits of home-based rocking-chair exercise for physical performance in community-dwelling elderly women: a randomized controlled trial

Berries Delay Memory Decline

Castrated men live longer

Computer Use and Exercise Combo May Reduce the Odds of Having Memory Loss

Cutting Daily Sitting Time to Under Three Hours Might Extend Life by Two Years

Dark Chocolate Could Prevent Heart Problems in High-Risk People

Delirium increases dementia risk in the very old

Eating Fish Reduces Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Eliminating Visual Clutter Helps People With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Enhancing Cognition in Older Adults Also Changes Personality

Exercise and Alzheimer's Disease

Exercise and Caffeine Change Your DNA in the Same Way, Study Suggests

Exergaming and Older Adult Cognition A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

Fall risk higher with SSRIs

Footprints to Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Are Seen in Gait

For the Elderly, Emergency Rooms of Their Own (from today's NYTimes)

Four Common Antipsychotic Drugs Found to Lack Safety and Effectiveness in Older Adults

Frailty criteria and cognitive performance are related

France Seeks New Ways to Manage Alzheimer's Care (from the Wall Street Journal)

Happiness wave study reveals happy pensioners, and debunks middle-age blues myth

Harmful effects of ceasing antidepressants in dementia

It Could Be Old Age, or It Could Be Low B12

It Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy – Talking to Yourself Has Cognitive Benefits, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins surgeons implant first brain 'pacemaker' for Alzheimer's disease

Keeping Older Drivers On the Road

Mediterranean Diet Gives Longer Life, Swedish Study Suggests

Memory Fitness Program Improves Memory Abilities of Oldest Adults

More active treatment of depression in older women needed

Physical Fitness Trumps Body Weight in Reducing Death Risks

Q&A with Dr. Gary Small on aging and dementia

Say “No” to Elder Abuse

Second-Hand Smoking Damages Memory

Secrets of 'SuperAger' Brains: Elderly Super-Agers Have Brains That Look and Act Decades Younger Than Their Age

Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Add a Decade or More Healthy Years to the Average Lifespan

Smoking Associated With More Rapid Cognitive Decline in Men

Smoking May Lead to Cataracts in Aging Population

Umbakumba Aged Care Program

Use It or Lose It: Mind Games Help Healthy Older People Too

Will-to-live and survival in a 10-year follow-up among older people

YouTube videos on communication and memory strategies for carers of people with dementia


Simple Blood Test Diagnoses Parkinson's Disease Long Before Symptoms Appear 22 December 2011

Many Alzheimer's Patients Get Drugs With Opposing Effects 19 December 2011

How To Live Forever Film 17 December 2011

Dementia researchers find non-drug intervention 'at least' as effective as medications in halting disease progression 15 December 2011

Depression Associated With Increased Risk of Stroke and Stroke-Related Death 1 December 2011

Great Dementia Resource 29 November 2011

Memory Fitness Program Improves Memory in Older Adults 15 November 2011

Depression treatment can help diabetes patients 4 November 2011

Retirement Recruitment Video 26 October 2011

New Alzheimer’s Disease Guidelines 25 October 2011

Membership to the Gerontological Society of America 22 October 2011

A Review of the Literature: Delirium Screening, Prevention and Diagnosis 20 October 2011

Cognitive tests outperformed biomarkers for predicting conversion from MCI to AD 18 October 2011

Many U.S. surgeries on elderly may be unwanted: study in Lancet 11 October 2011

Hedda Bolgar at 102 still works as a Therapist 4 October 2011

Older Adults’ Health and Age-Related Changes:Reality Versus Myth 27 September 2011

Brain Injury May More Than Double Dementia Risk in Older Veterans 26 August 2011

Women and Alzheimer’s 23 August 2011

Latest Research discussed at Alzheimer’s Association Conference 3 August 2011

Multidisciplinary approach to long-term care improves quality of care and mortality 26 July 2011

Guide to the Management of Psychotic Disorders and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia in Older Adults 14 July 2011

Social Life and Mobility Are Keys to Quality of Life in Old Age 2 July 2011

New test might help diagnose Alzheimer's earlier 29 June 2011

WHO's Ageing and Life Course department 24 June 2011

Mayor Hazel - Mississauga Ontario 22 June 2011

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June 2011

Interesting Link Between Ageing and Moles 9 June 2011 - senior-friendly health and wellness site 8 June 2011

Higher Levels of Social Activity Decrease the Risk of Cognitive Decline 5 June 2011

Driving Errors Increase With Age Among Older Drivers 2 June 2011

Atypical antipsychotics may worsen cognition in Alzheimer’s 31 May 2011

Autopsies Reveal Alzheimer's Often Misdiagnosed 29 May 2011

Parkinson Urges Dementia Research Boost 14 May 2011

Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide 6 May 2011

The Elephant in the Room: Age Discrimination in Employment 4 May 2011

Frequent Shopping Prolongs Life 2 May 2011

Greying Audience Returns to Movies 8 April 2011

Antidepressants Harmful in Aged Care: Study 4 April 2011

Meeting the Future Demands of Older Baby Boomers 3 April 2011

Good Diets Fight Bad Alzheimer’s Genes 2 April 2011

Find-me Carers Watch 24 March 2011

Alzheimer’s The Musical 23 March 2011

Which Patients are Fit to Drive After a Stroke 17 March 2011

Jive: Social Networking for Seniors 07 March 2011

iPhone Applications for Psychologists 2 March 2011

Benefits of Outdoor Exercise Confirmed 2 March 2011

Aerobic Exercise can Increase Brain Size 15 February 2011

New Therapies for the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease 14 February 2011

Legislating Social Behaviour in China, Forced Parental Visits 7 February 2011

Family Caregiver Briefcase for Psychologists 24 January 2011

Importance of Exercise for those at Special Risk of Alzheimer’s 22 January 2011

The Live Well Collaborative 5 January 2011

A Useful Book on Pain Relief in Older Adults 3 January 2011


Aging is not Automatic Decrepitude 31 December 2010

Gene Therapy “Memory Boost Hope” 30 November 2010

Alert on Personality Disorders in the Elderly 26 November 2010

Exercise Robot to Aid Older Adults 25 November 2010

107 Years of Hope and Music 5 November 2010

Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to the Elderly 24 October 2010

Interesting op-ed piece from the NY Times on new proposed dementia diagnostic criteria 18 October 2010

Substance Abuse Admissions Double Among Older Adults 23 September 2010

Documentary on older adult prisoners in the USA 13 September 2010

Depression doubles risk of dementia in old age 13 September 2010

New guidelines for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's trigger debate 8 September 2010

Socializing with Youth Improves the Elderly's Health, Life Span 6 September 2010

Physicians guide to assessing and counselling older adult drivers 3 September 2010

Retirees Help Boeing Retain Knowledge 29 August 2010

Social Engagement Promotes Long and Healthy Living (ABC National Radio) 25 August 2010

India, No Country for Old people 24 August 2010

Loneliness can be lethal 05 August 2010

Alzheimer's Disease Quiz 26 July 2010

Proposals to update the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease 17 July 2010

Otters Help their Elders (sometimes) – A Story from the Natural World 6 July 2010

Use of aquarium to increase food intake in nursing homes 4 July 2010 Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to the Elderly 1 July 2010

Alzheimer's Imaging Study Identifies Changes in Brain's White Matter 1 July 2010

Extending lifespan has mixed effects on learning and memory 19 June 2010

Dr Julian Hughes – Ethical Issues in Dementia Care 17 June 2010

Is Ageing a Disease? 30 May 2010

The Global Quiz 19 May 2010

Brain Games Do Not Improve Cognitive Skills 18 May 2010

Suicide Toolkit for Older Adults 17 May 2010

Bioethics Report on Dementia 6 May 2010

Nursing Home Medication Reviews insufficient 27 April 2010

Seniors Encouraged to Wii 27 April 2010

Self Esteem Declines Among Older Adults 27 April 2010

How to live to be 100 27 April 2010

Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger 15 April 2010

Appropriate disclosure of a diagnosis of dementia: identifying the key behaviours of 'best practice' 08 April 2010

APA Help Center "Aging: Concerned about a Senior’s Forgetfulness?” 1 April 2010

Books of interest on Dementia, Grief & Pain Management 21 March 2010

Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation and its precipitants in dementia - a reference list 10 March 2010

You're 70? Have the cheesecake 11 February 2010

Epidemiological graphs showing US cornering the market on centenarians 5 February 2010

Cellphones may protect brain from Alzheimer's 31 January 2010

New Home Safety for Dementia Care webpage 21 Jan 2010

‘Wellness’ Tracker Lures Seniors to a Data Driven Lifestyle 7 Jan 2010


Faster, Higher, Farther...Older 11 Dec 2009

More risk factors for Alzheimer's disease 13 Dec 2009

'Chemical restraints' of little benefit 13 Dec 2009

Older doctors more positive to elderly 13 Dec 2009

10 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays 23 Dec 2009

Blood Test Shows Promise For Early Diagnosis Of Alzheimer's Disease 29 Dec 2009

Ageing Topics in Mental Health Information Vol 13 9 Dec 2009

Effects of exercise on older adults; 4 abstracts 1 Dec 2009

Three Useful Resources 26 Nov 2009

Understanding Pain and Dementia 4 Nov 2009

References on Psychopharmacology and Pain 30 Oct 2009

Closing the Tech Gap for Elders 27 Oct 2009

International Day of Older Persons 1 Oct 2009

Importance of Exercise and Physical Activity in Older Adults Reviewed 19 Sep 2009

Healthy older brains not significantly smaller than younger brains 10 Sep 2009

Treating Vascular Risk Factors Slows Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease 9 Sep 2009

The Patients the Doctors Don’t Know 23 Aug 2009

Dementia Studies Find Diet, Exercise Matter 15 Aug 2009

The Wave of Changing Expectations in Aged Care 15 Aug 2009

New language for pain, fatigue, anxiety 13 Aug 2009

Water Puts a Spring in the Step of the Elderly 5 July 2009

Tom Rush- Looking for My Car Keys 22 June 2009

Resource guides available from the American Psychological Association 8 June 2009

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Dementia 6 June 2009

Nursing Care in India 2 June 2009

Vitamin D and dementia 1 Jun 2009

Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia 25 May 2009

Mayo Clinic Healthy Ageing 13 May 2009

Memory Bridge 1 May 2009

Disease Control Healthy Aging Program 28 Apr 2009

Supercentenarian lives to be 130 years old 9 Apr 2009

Counseling grandparents rearing grandchildren 6 Apr 2009

Anti-aging perfumes 28 Mar 2009

Dance routine 28 Feb 2009

Depression in Elderly Linked to Heart Disease12 Feb 2009