The embodied experience of ageing and dementia in older adults

Occurring Dates: 
19/08/2019 to 20/02/2020
Participant Duration: 
An inital 1-hour interview with optional others (2nd or 3rd)
State of study: 
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales

Researchers at UNSW's 'felt Experience & Empathy Lab' [fEEL], Paddington campus, are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about how Australian seniors perceive ageing and how they are personally experiencing the ageing process, including any changes they may have noticed in their own brain-functioning over time, or any other insights and challenges they would like to share about transitioning into later life. This is an opportunity for you to tell your story about your lived experience of ageing and/or living with dementia.

Would the research study be a good fit for me? The study might be a good fit for you if you meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as ‘Senior’
  • Live in Sydney or Canberra
  • Are proficient in English
  • Are willing and able to participate in face to face interviews
  • Have either a recent diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or dementia
  • You must be able to provide written informed consent

Participation involves completing a 1-hour interview, in person or over the telephone or skype.

Further Information: 

for further information or to participate in this study, please contact Natasha Ginnivan on (02) 8936 0511 or at

This project has been approved by the the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee, approval number: HC180385.

Study Address: 
University of New South Wales Art & Design Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd. Paddington NSW, 2021
Full Name: 
Natasha Ginnivan
University of New South Wales
Phone Number: 
(02) 8936 0511