Step Up for Dementia Research

Latest news and research outcomes

Meet our Ambassador Kate Swaffer

Monday May 25, 2020

As an ambassador of StepUp for Dementia Research, Ms Kate Swaffer, encourages people living with dementia and their families to sign up on StepUp for Dementia Research. Kate also highlights the importance of joining research studies during COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Support as an Important Factor in Caregiver Resilience

Monday May 25, 2020

How well we “bounce back”, or adapt to adversity, is taken as a sign of resilience, and a significant protective factor for our mental health when encountering life challenges. Currently, 91% of people with dementia living in our community rely on an informal or unpaid carer to support them[1]. Caring for someone with dementia can […]

Hopes that Aspirin might Delay Dementia are Dashed

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Cardiovascular issues are a key risk factor for dementia. Because aspirin can be beneficial for those who have had heart attack, some studies have suggested that it may also be beneficial to the brain. Scientists have hypothesised that aspirin may reduce the risk of dementia by lowering inflammation, minimising blood clots forming, or by preventing […]

Using Technology to Bring Smiles to People with Dementia

Thursday April 16, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, tough calls are being made to protect our most vulnerable from COVID-19. For many people over the age of 70 years old, this means strong recommendations to self- isolate at home for as long as practicable. These measures are essential to prevent the spread of the virus and more deaths, […]

What is this study about? Online Cognitive Training Program

Friday April 3, 2020

Have you noticed changes in your memory or thinking skills? Do you want to improve your cognition and wellbeing? Researchers from Healthy Brain Ageing Research Program, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney are looking for volunteers. This research study will evaluate the effectiveness of a 6-week, online education and cognitive training program, for improving […]

Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative

Thursday March 19, 2020

The Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative (CCSATC) is convened by Global Community Resourcing. The CCSATC was established in response to the need of service providers to be better positioned in an era of high technological disruption and changing funding, policy and service delivery settings. The CCSATC is an online community of practice available to […]

Global Community Resourcing

Thursday March 19, 2020

Global Community Resourcing is a Multi-Award Winning Australian organisation with extensive networks internationally and nationally. Established for over a decade, they have long term demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a range of Community Care settings including primary health care, disability and aged care sectors. Global Community Resourcing primarily focuses on business transformation, innovation and incorporation […]

What is this study about? Online survey for people with young onset dementia

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Inspired-II Project aim: INSPIRED-II is a two-phase project. Phase 1 is to understand young people with dementia’s experiences of service provision though the NDIS and aged care via an online questionnaire. The information obtained from this questionnaire will then inform phase two, a translational research project, to improve collaboration between the disability and aged care […]

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