Step Up for Dementia Research

Latest news and research outcomes

Eyes as a potential window to Alzheimer’s Disease

Friday December 6, 2019

Australian scientists have used specialised eye scanning technology to detect changes in the retina that could be indicative of early Alzheimer’s Disease. Lost Opportunities for Early Intervention The presence of clumps of beta-amyloid protein in the brain is an established hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. They can accumulate long before any symptoms of dementia show up. […]

Delaying Dementia Before We Can See It

Thursday November 21, 2019

The highest likelihood for successful treatment of dementia may be in the early or preclinical stages of the condition, when an individual does not show any symptoms but has beta-amyloid, or toxic protein clumps in the brain thought to cause dementia.  Determining the effectiveness of treatments administered during this preclinical stage requires understanding of what […]


Wednesday November 20, 2019

3Bridges is a not for profit that provides services and advocacy from birth to death, and everything in between. Servicing Sydney and the surrounds, our social impact focus is on Wellness and Connection, Re-framing Ageing, Re-imagining Volunteering and Re-thinking Brain and Mental Health, doing so with co-design and collaboration. We offer many programs and support […]

Meaningful Ageing

Tuesday November 19, 2019

Meaningful Ageing Australia is the Australian national peak body for spiritual care and ageing. Spirituality is integral to, but not confined by, religion and faith. It is about what gives us a purpose to our lives. It is about our sources of meaning and hope, which in turn is intimately related to our connectedness to […]

Interview with Simon Denegri OBE

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Simon Denegri OBE is the Executive Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the former National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public in Research at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Simon talks about why we need initiatives such as Join Dementia Research and StepUp for Dementia Research. 

South Eastern Community Connect

Thursday November 7, 2019

South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is a non-profit community organisation with 41 years’ experience providing a range of services, programs, information and advocacy to people with disability, children, older people and the wider community in the Bayside (Botany), City of Sydney, Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra communities. As a successful, community based organisation, SECC offers an […]

Maroba Caring Communities

Friday November 1, 2019

Maroba is an award winning aged care provider that has been spreading the love for over 65 years. We offer residential care that includes two dementia suburbs, retirement living and community services, and are dedicated to enhancing lifestyles while creating meaningful experiences every day for our residents, clients and their families.

Supporting People with Dementia in their Decision-Making

Friday October 11, 2019

Making decisions about our lives and having these respected is an essential human right; and whilst this can sometimes be more difficult when a person has dementia, there are many things that can be done to help. Researchers at the universities of Western Australia and Sydney conducted a study looking into how Australian health and […]

The University of Sydney

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