Research conducted through studies is the way that we test new medicines, understand better ways to care for people with dementia and support carers, pinpoint the risk factors and causes of dementia so that the disease can be prevented, and learn how to better diagnose and eventually cure this disease.
StepUp for Dementia Research helps researchers find people to participate in the research studies they are undertaking.
The service is designed to match people with appropriate research studies based on their health and demographic information and research interests. There are studies focused on each type and stage of dementia, as well as lots of research participation opportunities for people without dementia.
All studies on the service have ethical approval. This means that they have been reviewed by independent panels to make sure there are protections for the rights, safety and well-being of participants.