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Category: StepUp for Dementia Research update

Planning ahead for research participation – making an Advance Research Directive

Thursday, June 9th, 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 […]

Dementia research powered by you

Thursday, March 17th, 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: usingourbrains.com.au

StepUp Director Professor Yun-Hee Jeon on Wild Health Podcast

Thursday, January 27th, 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 […]

StepUp Director Professor Yun-Hee Jeon on 2NUR FM Podcast

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Professor Yun-Hee Jeon, Director of StepUp for Dementia Research, was interviewed about what dementia is, challenges on dementia research studies in Australia, importance of participation and involvement in research studies, and how StepUp for Dementia Research works. To listen to the interview, please click below.  

Publication – Early Implementation and Evaluation of StepUp for Dementia Research

Monday, November 1st, 2021

New Paper Out: Early Implementation and Evaluation of StepUp for Dementia Research: An Australia-Wide Dementia Research Participation and Public Engagement Platform StepUp for Dementia Research team published the first paper about the service. It has been over two years since StepUp for Dementia Research has officially launched in June 2019. This paper shows the processes […]

What is this study about? Developing an online financial skills test

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Financial Skills in Older Adults Over 50? Participate in a study to develop an online test of everyday financial skills. Ecstra Foundation is funding research led by Dr Stephanie Wong and her team at the Brain and Mind Centre (University of Sydney), which aims to help identify difficulties with everyday financial tasks in older Australians. […]

What is this study about? Tele-CBT

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Tele-CBT: Telehealth Psychotherapy for Anxiety in Persons with Cognitive Impairment Researchers at the Dementia and Neuro Mental Health Research Unit at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) are looking for participants living with cognitive impairment and experiencing anxiety or worry to test a new psychotherapeutic program delivered via videoconferencing. What are the […]

What is this study about? the Australian TAPERdem study

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Team Approach to Polypharmacy Evaluation and Reduction for General Practice patients with dementia: the Australian TAPERdem study What is this study about? Researchers from University of Western Australia are part of a study testing a way of helping General Practitioners (GPs) manage medications for patients who are living with dementia. This includes possibly reducing the […]

The mental health impact of COVID-19 on people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Monday, January 11th, 2021

One day the support was gone. A new discussion paper highlights the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on people living with dementia, families and carers, and outlines 14 practical solutions. Key recommendations include: The development of future programs and supports that acknowledge the unique needs of people living with dementia. Mitigating isolation and loneliness in […]

What is this study about? Gait and Cognition Study

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Characteristics of higher-level gait disorders and their association with cognitive impairment – Gait and Cognition Study What are the main aims of the study? This research study is exploring the relationship between gait (walking pattern) and thinking. We are interested in how walking patterns, such as shuffling or unsteady walking related to problem solving and thinking (cognition). […]

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