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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Saturday June 22, 2024

The City of Canterbury Bankstown (CBCity) is the second-largest Council in New South Wales by population, with more than 371,000 residents. It is one of the most culturally diverse communities in NSW, with nearly 45% of residents born overseas and 59.1% of residents using a language other than English at home in 2021. An estimated […]

Newsletter April 2024

Sunday April 14, 2024

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Chocolate Could Help Age-Related Memory Decline in Those With a Low Quality Diet

Tuesday April 2, 2024

For years we have debated whether dark chocolate is good for our brain health[1]. The Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) set out to try to answer this once and for all[2].  In a sample of 3,562 predominantly white, highly educated older adults, half were randomly assigned a daily dose of 500mg of cocoa […]

Social Connections May Improve Your Chances of a Healthier Brain and Living Longer

Saturday March 23, 2024

Are you debating whether to message your friend for a catchup this weekend? Maybe you are considering whether to pop in on your folks? The decision could have implications for your brain health, with a recent meta-analysis study suggesting that spending time with the people we love can reduce our risk of cognitive decline and […]

Newsletter December 2023

Saturday December 23, 2023

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How Aware are we of how to Reduce our Risk of Dementia?

Wednesday September 13, 2023

Up to 40% of dementias worldwide are due to modifiable risk factors, meaning aspects of our lifestyle that we can change[1]. Research has identified twelve key factors.  How many can you name? Have a go! In a study published earlier this year, this is exactly what a research team in Ireland set out to explore[2]. […]

Newsletter July 2023

Saturday July 29, 2023

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StepUp Advisory Board Member Appointed Member of the Order of Australia

Friday July 14, 2023

StepUp is delighted to congratulate our advisory board member, Professor Warren Harding, on his inclusion in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Harding was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his significant service to business, to community health, and to the information technology industry – in particular health […]