Season 4: Episode 3

Healthy Living Strategies For Mild Cognitive Impairment And Older Adults


Dr Elissa Burton is a qualified sports scientist and Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University in Western Australia (WA). Elissa’s research focuses on helping older adults to live in their home for as long as they choose, through healthy living strategies. Much of Elissa’s work has been with older adults who receive home care services, preventing falls in this population, and encouraging healthy older adults to participate more in strength and balance training. Elissa is currently conducting a large NHMRC research study in WA for people living with mild cognitive impairment to reduce the rate of cognitive decline and falls and improve physical health and quality of life.