Step Up for Dementia Research

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Supporting People with Dementia in their Decision-Making

Friday October 11, 2019

Making decisions about our lives and having these respected is an essential human right; and whilst this can sometimes be more difficult when a person has dementia, there are many things that can be done to help. Researchers at the universities of Western Australia and Sydney conducted a study looking into how Australian health and […]

Vitamin B Supplements show no obvious benefit to brain health

Monday September 30, 2019

The B vitamins are often linked to brain health. They help to break down an amino acid in our blood called homocysteine, which contributes to cell ageing and to the build-up of amyloid and tau proteins in the brain associated with greater dementia risk. We know a rare condition called pernicious anaemia caused by low […]

Dementia Alliance International

Wednesday September 11, 2019

Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is a registered non-profit 501 (c) (3) charity which was launched on 1 January 2014. Membership is free, and is exclusively for people with a medically confirmed diagnosis of any type of a dementia from all around the world . We seek to represent, support, and educate others living with the disease, and the […]

Global Centre for Modern Ageing

Wednesday September 4, 2019

About the Global Centre for Modern Ageing With the number of people over 65 in Australia growing rapidly – from 3.7 million in 2016 to nearly 6 million by 2031- the Global Centre for Modern Ageing (GCMA), led by Julianne Parkinson, is focused on what this new Modern Ageing sector could mean for businesses and […]

What is getting in the way of reducing antipsychotic use in older adults with dementia?

Tuesday September 3, 2019

A quarter of Australians with dementia may be taking antipsychotic medication for symptoms that could be better managed through non-pharmacological means.  These symptoms – which include aggression, agitation, hallucinations, wandering, verbal outbursts and delusions – are what researchers and health professionals often call “Behaviours and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia” (BPSD), and are experienced by most […]

Using our Brains Donor Program

Monday September 2, 2019

Using our Brains Donor Program Are you interested in brain research? The Using our Brains donor program at the University of Sydney offers a unique way to contribute to neuroscience research. Human brain studies are vital for investigating changes that occur in the brain, allowing the development of effective treatments and improving the lives of […]

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

Monday August 19, 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.   

Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

Friday August 16, 2019

The Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI) is a peak not-for-profit community-based organisation which was established in 1975 as the Illawarra Ethnic Communities Council Inc. The MCCI represents the interests of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) in the Illawarra region and delivers a wide range of services in aged care, youth development, community […]

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