Grants awarded for 2013

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This year $72,823 was spent by the Foundation on 5 Special Grants
and 1 Travel Grant.

12 Special Grant applications and 2 Travel Grant applications were received, with the subject being “Research and development projects focussing on the management of chronic pain or dementia in older people with special regard to supporting carers in the community.”

Health Services Fellowship

No Fellowship was awarded.

Grants of up to $15,000 were awarded to individuals at the following institutions:

2013 Mary Patten Special Grant
Monash University
Project – “The experience of family caregivers of people with dementia: from hospital to residential aged care.”

Monash University
Project – “Video Enhanced Reflective Practice: An investigation of the feasibility of VERP for people with intellectual disability and dementia.”

Catholic Homes
Project – “Telehealth support for family carers of people living with vascular dementia.”

Barwon Health
Project – “Improving the physical, psychological and social conditioning of older adults with chronic pain and their family care-givers through a seven-session pain management program.”

La Trobe University
Project – “Stress and health in spouses of people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease: Effects of a memory training intervention.”

A $10,000 Travel Grant was awarded to an individual at the following institution:

University of Melbourne
Project – “User-centered design of an online tool for the effective management of chronic pain.”