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Common blood pressure drug does not slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Monday December 20, 2021

New research has dashed hopes that the drug Losartan, used to treat hypertension or high blood pressure, might be effective in reducing the rate of brain atrophy in people living with Alzheimer’s Disease[1]. The British multi-centre clinical trial was awarded two million pounds as part of the Prime Minister’s “Challenge on Dementia”. From 2014 to […]

Short term menopausal hormone therapy not associated with increased dementia risk

Wednesday November 10, 2021

Women who have taken hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms may be reassured by findings from a large study reporting no overall increased risk of dementia[1]. What is HRT? Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is used to relieve symptoms of the menopause such as hot flushes, night sweats, and mood swings. It works by replacing […]

StepUp Director Professor Yun-Hee Jeon on 2NUR FM Podcast

Thursday November 4, 2021

Professor Yun-Hee Jeon, Director of StepUp for Dementia Research, was interviewed about what dementia is, challenges on dementia research studies in Australia, importance of participation and involvement in research studies, and how StepUp for Dementia Research works. To listen to the interview, please click below.  

Publication – Early Implementation and Evaluation of StepUp for Dementia Research

Monday November 1, 2021

New Paper Out: Early Implementation and Evaluation of StepUp for Dementia Research: An Australia-Wide Dementia Research Participation and Public Engagement Platform StepUp for Dementia Research team published the first paper about the service. It has been over two years since StepUp for Dementia Research has officially launched in June 2019. This paper shows the processes […]

Newsletter October 2021

Tuesday October 5, 2021

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Agent Orange Doubles the Risk of Dementia for Vietnam Veterans

Friday August 13, 2021

U.S. veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War are twice as likely to develop dementia, a study published early this year found[1]. Tactical Warfare U.S. forces sprayed gallons of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War to defoliate jungle trees that provided cover for enemy forces, and to destroy food crops. Millions of American […]

What is this study about? Developing an online financial skills test

Monday July 26, 2021

Financial Skills in Older Adults Over 50? Participate in a study to develop an online test of everyday financial skills. Ecstra Foundation is funding research led by Dr Stephanie Wong and her team at the Brain and Mind Centre (University of Sydney), which aims to help identify difficulties with everyday financial tasks in older Australians. […]

Medication Management for People with Dementia following a Hospital Stay

Monday July 19, 2021

Instructions: “Take one tablet three times a day” So, is that dividing 24 hours by three and taking the medication every eight hours? Or can I coordinate it with my meals and take them all within 12 hours? Will it matter if I take it with my other morning tablet? A Potential for Medication Mishaps […]