Latest news and research outcomes

Planning ahead for research participation – making an Advance Research Directive

Thursday June 9, 2022

  Do you have an interest in taking part in dementia research? Are you already a StepUp volunteer, or are you thinking about signing up? The goal of StepUp is to make it possible for everyone who wants to be involved in dementia research to get the chance to do so. As part of planning ahead […]

Pneumonia after Covid-19 Ups the Risk of Dementia

Monday June 6, 2022

There have been multiple reports of patients experiencing difficulties with their cognition after recovering from COVID-19[1]. Pneumonia has also previously been associated with the risk of a new diagnosis of dementia. However, a recent study has shown that adults who develop pneumonia after COVID-19 have a higher risk of a new diagnosis of dementia than […]

Longer Daytime Naps may be an Early Sign of Dementia

Monday May 9, 2022

Many of us have that older uncle who falls asleep on the couch after lunch. It is largely innocuous, sometimes amusing, and most certainly common in older age.  However, new research suggests that extensive daytime napping could mean something more[1]. Some of us may swear by “power naps”, and for younger adults, research indeed suggests […]

Dementia Treatment Can Be Improved by Seeing the Same GP

Monday April 11, 2022

People with dementia who see the same GP each time, have less health complications and fewer prescribed medications, according to a new study. People with dementia often have comorbid or additional health problems. Consulting different doctors for individual health issues, rather than seeing the same GP continuously, can be associated with inappropriate prescribing. While continuity […]

Dementia research powered by you

Thursday March 17, 2022

 Director of StepUp for Dementia Research, Professor Yun-Hee Jeon, explains the importance of dementia research and how StepUp for Dementia Research works. This is also featured in the ‘Using our Brains’ donor program:

Covid-19 lockdowns contributing to faster deterioration in dementia patients

Wednesday March 9, 2022

The sudden absence of human contact and mental stimulation during COVID-19 believed to have contributed to the deterioration of health conditions in people living with dementia. An article published in ABC NEWS highlighted the findings on the mental health impacts of Covid-19 on people living with dementia, their families and carers. A carer for a […]

Newsletter February 2022

Thursday February 3, 2022

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StepUp Director Professor Yun-Hee Jeon on Wild Health Podcast

Thursday January 27, 2022

Professor Yun-Hee Jeon, Director of StepUp for Dementia Research, was interviewed about StepUp for Dementia Research platform that is connecting dementia patients to researchers using online dating algorithms and a strong client-centric design. It’s speeding up research and opening up possibilities for people with dementia who say it has provided “a strong purpose in life […]