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What is this study about? Developing an online financial skills test

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Financial Skills in Older Adults Over 50? Participate in a study to develop an online test of everyday financial skills. Ecstra Foundation is funding research led by Dr Stephanie Wong and her team at the Brain and Mind Centre (University of Sydney), which aims to help identify difficulties with everyday financial tasks in older Australians. […]

What is this study about? Tele-CBT

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Tele-CBT: Telehealth Psychotherapy for Anxiety in Persons with Cognitive Impairment Researchers at the Dementia and Neuro Mental Health Research Unit at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) are looking for participants living with cognitive impairment and experiencing anxiety or worry to test a new psychotherapeutic program delivered via videoconferencing. What are the […]

What is this study about? the Australian TAPERdem study

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Team Approach to Polypharmacy Evaluation and Reduction for General Practice patients with dementia: the Australian TAPERdem study What is this study about? Researchers from University of Western Australia are part of a study testing a way of helping General Practitioners (GPs) manage medications for patients who are living with dementia. This includes possibly reducing the […]

The mental health impact of COVID-19 on people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Monday, January 11th, 2021

One day the support was gone. A new discussion paper highlights the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on people living with dementia, families and carers, and outlines 14 practical solutions. Key recommendations include: The development of future programs and supports that acknowledge the unique needs of people living with dementia. Mitigating isolation and loneliness in […]

What is this study about? Gait and Cognition Study

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Characteristics of higher-level gait disorders and their association with cognitive impairment – Gait and Cognition Study What are the main aims of the study? This research study is exploring the relationship between gait (walking pattern) and thinking. We are interested in how walking patterns, such as shuffling or unsteady walking related to problem solving and thinking (cognition). […]

What is this study about? HOMESIDE

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Home-based family caregiver-delivered music and reading interventions for people living with dementia  What are the main aims of the study? HOMESIDE aims to investigate whether home-based music and reading interventions, provided by a family caregiver to a person they are caring for with dementia, are helpful in dementia care and management. The study additionally […]

What is this study about? Changed behaviours associated with memory and cognitive decline

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Changed behaviours associated with memory and cognitive decline. Views and feelings of people living with dementia, their families/ care partners and healthcare workers Researchers at Dementia Centre For Research Collaboration (DCRC), University of New South Wales are looking for participants. What are the main aims of the study? The main aims of the study are […]

What is this study about? Financial skills in ageing and cognitive impairment

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Financial skills in ageing and cognitive impairment Researchers at Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney are looking for participants. What are the main aims of the study? The main aim of the study is to see how declines in cognition (due to ageing or dementia) affect a person’s ability to carry out everyday financial […]

Meet our Ambassador Kate Swaffer

Monday, May 25th, 2020

As an ambassador of StepUp for Dementia Research, Ms Kate Swaffer encourages people living with dementia and their families to sign up on StepUp for Dementia Research. Kate also highlights the importance of joining research studies during COVID-19 pandemic.

What is this study about? Online Cognitive Training Program

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Have you noticed changes in your memory or thinking skills? Do you want to improve your cognition and wellbeing? Researchers from Healthy Brain Ageing Research Program, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney are looking for volunteers. This research study will evaluate the effectiveness of a 6-week, online education and cognitive training program, for improving […]

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