Step Up for Dementia Research

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Professor Graeme Samuel AC

Friday June 21, 2019

Professor Graeme Samuel AC is a Professorial Fellow in Monash University’s Business School and School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. He is also President of Dementia Australia, Chair of National Health and Medical Research Council National Institute for Dementia Research, Chair of Lorica Health (a Capital Markets CRC company), Director, Digital Health CRC, Chair […]

StepUp for Dementia Research officially launches

Monday June 17, 2019

StepUp for Dementia Research had its official go-live event, attended by a cross-section of the University community, including program ambassadors and university researchers. The event marked the kick-off for StepUp for Dementia Research, with the NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard declaring the program officially open on Tuesday 11 June. Please read full article in […]

Ms Ita Buttrose AC OBE 

Monday May 27, 2019

Ms Buttrose has had a stellar career in the media landscape within Australia, achieving many firsts during her long and successful career and service to the Australian community. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1979 and became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1988. In 2003, she was awarded […]

StepUp for Dementia Research Timelines

Thursday May 23, 2019

1st March – The StepUp for Dementia Research website went live. 14th May – The helpdesk to accompany StepUp for Dementia Research opened, meaning that individuals in the community can register their interest in StepUp for Dementia Research over the phone or by post as well. 11th June – StepUp for Dementia Research ‘Go live’ event 13th […]

StepUp for Dementia Research in the News

Monday May 20, 2019

An article about StepUp for Dementia Research, titled “A way for many to help” has been published in The West on 20 May 2019. StepUp for Dementia Research is a new initiative that “has created a way for every interested person to get involved in dementia”, says Rhonda Parker, Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer’s WA. The online […]

Meet Eileen Taylor

Friday May 3, 2019

Eileen Taylor is a wife of fifty years, a mother to two sons and a toy poodle, and a grandmother to five. Eileen was a counsellor before she retired shortly after learning, at aged 59 years, that she has the gene for Alzheimer’s disease. Eileen describes living with dementia as having “my good days and […]

Low scam awareness in older adults related to dementia

Friday May 3, 2019

Do you usually listen to what telemarketers have to say?  Do you believe that if something sounds too good to be true, that it usually is? These were two of five questions presented to 935 dementia-free 76-86 year old research participants living in Chicago, and then totalled together to create a rudimentary score of scam […]

Australian dementia rates have dropped

Monday April 29, 2019

Dementia rates among older Australians accessing home or long-term care services are declining according to a large-scale evaluation undertaken by the SAHMRI-based Registry of Older South Australians. Using the largest sample of people accessing aged care services in Australia, the study examined two cohorts; (i) people who accessed long-term aged care, such as nursing homes, […]

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