25 January 2022

New purpose and potential for people with dementia

Neurology podcast Research The Tea Room

An Australian platform is finding perfect matches between patients and researchers.


Every day around 250 people are diagnosed with dementia in Australia.

And historically there haven’t been many tools in a doctor’s toolbelt to help patients respond to this disease.

But now, an online network called Step Up for Dementia is connecting dementia patients to new research. It’s opening up possibilities for people with dementia who say it has provided “a strong purpose in life and helped them maintain a “positive mental attitude”.

In this episode you’ll find out how to connect patients to this new program and what other resources are now available for people with dementia. We’re joined by Professor Yun-Hee Jeon, director of Step Up for Dementia and the Susan and Isaac Wakil Professor of Healthy Ageing at the University of Sydney.

You can listen and subscribe to the show by searching for “The Tea Room Medical Republic” in your favourite podcast player.