Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

Recruitment for the Successful Ageing in Intellectual Disability (SAge-ID) Study

Media contact:
Anjali Bhardwaj
02 9931 9155

The Successful Ageing in Intellectual Disability (SAge-ID) Study is looking at what it’s like for people with intellectual disability as they get older.

People can be in the study if they:

• Have an intellectual disability, and
• are over 40 years old, and
• live in or near the NSW regions of Randwick, Botany, Rockdale, Illawarra, or Shoalhaven, or
• live in or near the VIC regions of Bendigo, Shepparton, Loddon, Swan Hill, Mildura or Macedon Ranges.

Being in the study means that a person who knows you well will tell us some things about your health and activities. The person could be a family member or someone who helps care for you.

After that, you choose whether you would like to meet with one of our team so that they can ask you some questions. We hope the study will help us to know more about:

• how to help people with intellectual disability to stay healthy and happy as they get older, and
• what services older people with intellectual disability need.

This study is being conducted by The University of New South Wales, La Trobe University & Monash University.

If you want to be in the study, or have some questions about it, you can call:
• NSW team on (02) 9385 3993 or email; or
• VIC team on (03) 5444 7656 or email


Investigators: A/Prof. Julian Trollor, Prof. Teresa Iacono, Prof. Perminder Sachdev, Dr David Mowat, Dr. John Crawford, Prof. Peter Schofield, Dr. Elizabeth Evans.

Funded by: The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre – Assessment and Better Care, and the Health and Community Care Directorate of NSW Ageing Disability and Home Care.

Ethics Review: University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics Committee approval number HREC10108, tel: (02) 9385 4234; Cerebral Palsy Alliance; Autism Spectrum Australia; La Trobe University Human Research Ethics Committee, tel (03) 9479 1443.

Date Published
Thursday, September 13, 2012

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