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Dementia care

The results of a new study by CEPAR researchers Dr Lidan Zheng and Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey, in collaboration with Newcastle University (UK) Professor Fiona Matthews, show how having cardiovascular conditions reduces the number of years individuals live in good cognitive health.

Tsendsuren Batsuuri, CEPAR PhD candidate at the Australian National University (ANU), has been awarded a highly competitive Fox International Fellowship at Yale University for the 2021 academic year.

health model

CEPAR researchers and colleagues have found that a significant number of Australian men aged over 70 years living in the community do not have the chronic conditions that are being associated with more severe COVID‐19.

health model

"Understanding a person’s wishes in advance makes it easier for the health-care system to provide care that matches the person’s preferences. Yet research shows only 25% of older Australian adults accessing health and aged-care facilities have documented their wishes for future care through advance care planning," writes CEPAR Research Fellow Dr Craig Sinclair in The Conversation.

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New research by CEPAR Research Fellow Dr Craig Sinclair and Advance Care Planning Australia has highlighted how cultural background affects our attitudes and behaviours to advance care planning.

John Piggott CEPAR Director UNSW economist

The UNSW Business School has awarded the Staff Excellence Global Impact Award to CEPAR Director John Piggott in recognition of his achievements, contributions, initiative and dedication in this area.

rent

New research conducted by Dr George Kudrna, CEPAR Senior Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney, shows that German households can see significantly higher wealth and home ownership if Germany implements Australia’s policies on national tax, pension and superannuation.

 
Economy

Recent market turmoil has heightened concerns around superannuation, but CEPAR UNSW Business School research shows pension fund managers can utilise portfolio insurance strategies to protect people’s later life savings from downside risk.

shelves

Several months ago John Piggott and Bruce Chapman argued the case for the use of revenue-contingent loans (RCLs) as part of the transition from JobKeeper. An RCL is a debt for business, with the defining characteristic being that repayments occur when the firm is able to do so comfortably in the future.