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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 […]

What is this study about? Online survey for people with young onset dementia

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Inspired-II Project aim: INSPIRED-II is a two-phase project. Phase 1 is to understand young people with dementia’s experiences of service provision though the NDIS and aged care via an online questionnaire. The information obtained from this questionnaire will then inform phase two, a translational research project, to improve collaboration between the disability and aged care […]

What is this study about? The Auditory Ageing Study

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

AUDACIOUS – The Auditory Ageing Study Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and The University of New South Wales are studying how adults experience declines in their hearing, how this interferes with communication and their day-to-day lives. What are the main aims of the study? The aim of the study is to see how declines […]

What is this study about? Herbal Medicine and Dementia

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Do You, or Someone You Know, Have Vascular Dementia? Researchers at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, are looking for people who have a diagnosis of either vascular dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease mixed with vascular dementia, to take part in our clinical trial. The study investigates whether a standardised herbal medicine formula, Sailuotong (SLT), […]

Interview with Simon Denegri OBE

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Simon Denegri OBE is the Executive Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the former National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public in Research at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Simon talks about why we need initiatives such as Join Dementia Research and StepUp for Dementia Research. 

StepUp Director Yun-Hee Jeon on ABC News 24: New dementia service aims to improve research efficiency

Monday, August 19th, 2019

On June 10th, Professor Yun-Hee Jeon was interviewed about how StepUp for Dementia Research will be the solution to the recruitment challenge faced by dementia researchers, by connecting people interested in dementia research with the right study.   

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