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What is dementia research?

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 types of studies include, but are not limited to:

  • Surveys about what works in improving quality of life for people with dementia and their carers
  • Drug and clinical trials
  • Longitudinal follow-up studies for people who do not have dementia, but may be at risk based on family history, genetic testing or brain imaging
  • Intervention studies, where a behavioural change such as diet, socialising or exercise is introduced and research is conducted on whether this improves outcomes
  • Genetic and brain imaging studies to identify risk factors, biomarkers and possible drug targets for dementia

⟶ Why sign up.

⟶ What can I expect?

⟶ Learn about the different types of research

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.