Supported by the Wicking Trust in 2015, The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration is an innovative consortium of partners from research, university, health services, community, government, advocacy and industry sectors joining forces to improve the quality of life of older people.
As the lead partner for MARC, the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has now been awarded $3.18 million over five years in the 2016 Wicking Trust Major Grants round to significantly improve the wellbeing and quality of life of older people living in community, hospital and residential settings.
MARC is seeking to find practical solutions to issues of key concern for older people, including:
- Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias
- End of Life and Palliative Care
- Healthy Ageing.
Pooling knowledge and effort, the collaboration aims to achieve better outcomes for older people so that they can live as independently as possible, prevent problems commonly associated with ageing, and, at the end of life, experience a good death.