Step Up for Dementia Research

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

Monday August 19, 2019

In the interview, Professor Yun-Hee Jeon talked 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 […]

Interview with Professor Dimity Pond

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Professor Dimity Pond talks from a GP’s perspective about the difficulties in identifying people living with dementia and the confronting process of trial recruitment. Dimity thinks that StepUp for Dementia Research can overcome many of these challenges and making it easy for people to be involved in research. Encouraging people to sign up is something […]

Interview with Professor Leon Flicker

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Professor Leon Flicker talks about dementia research and the benefits for people with cognitive impairment or dementia to be involved in research. Leon is the Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia.  

Noticing the Silver Lining in Caring for Someone with Dementia

Monday July 29, 2019

Of the near half a million Australians currently living with dementia, 91% of these individuals rely on the informal unpaid support of a family member or friend [1]. Most people with dementia and their families prefer that the person with the condition remain living at home for as long as possible; yet, without adequate support services […]

Moments of Clarity in Dementia; an Opportunity for New Research and Hope

Wednesday July 24, 2019

People living with advanced dementia can experience remarkable moments of spontaneous clarity near the end of their life. An interdisciplinary workgroup is calling for a closer examination into this unusual phenomenon, called terminal or paradoxical lucidity; proposing that it may give clues to there being a reversible component to this otherwise assumed irreversible, degenerative condition. […]

Loneliness Linked to a Higher Risk of Dementia

Tuesday July 23, 2019

One in four Australian adults are lonely 1.  Loneliness is a feeling of distress we experience when our social relations are not the way we would like. It has been linked to poor mental health, and an increased risk for physical health conditions comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day 2.  Internationally, loneliness is fast emerging as […]

Interview with SBS Korean radio: how StepUp can revoluntionise dementia research

Tuesday July 16, 2019

On July 15th, Program Director Professor Yun-Hee Jeon were interviewed by Euna Cho from SBS Korean Radio. A new online matching service – the StepUp for Dementia Research program – is expected to revolutionise the way people with dementia and researchers connect, fast-tracking more effective and inclusive dementia research across Australia. We will continue to […]

The University of Sydney

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