Get involved in research

Below is a list of current Australian researchers recruiting for participants. Please direct any queries about specific studies to the contact of the study.

You can search for a study by state or select All States for those studies which are national.

If you have any questions regarding content on this page or want to modify your study once submitted please email research@dementia.org.au

As nutrition is a factor in dementia progression, carers of people with dementia are confronted with various nutrition-related issues. This study will assess the nutritional knowledge of family carers of community-dwelling people with dementia, and describe their preferred methods of acquiring such knowledge or the type of support they need to promote healthy nutrition and reduce malnutrition…

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All States
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We know that people living with dementia benefit from nature but there is little research about how people living with dementia use and benefit from their own gardens.

We are doing a project about gardens and people living with dementia. We want to spend time with living with dementia in their home gardens to understand how they use them. We are also interested in how they feel about…

Participating states:
New South Wales
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The purpose of this research is to develop and validate a novel food service satisfaction questionnaire for family members who have a loved one permanently living in a residential aged care home. 

We are seeking volunteers who wish to help us understand family expectations and experiences with the food and food service in aged care homes.

Participation involves completing an…

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All States
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We want to understand how people living with dementia interact with a prompting system and what kinds of features are most useful, to inform the design of new technological solutions that might address some of the unmet needs in dementia care and improve quality of life for people living with dementia.

We are looking for people living with dementia to participate in our study…

Participating states:
New South Wales, Victoria
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We are exploring the potential wellbeing benefits of being outdoors in nature, in a garden, or indoors around plants. We are seeking input from caregivers of people with dementia about their experiences of spending time in nature, greenspaces, with gardens and plants, no matter how little or how much.

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All States
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We are seeking people who are 65 years of age or older and who have been diagnosed with dementia so we can understand what the microbiome looks like in cognitive decline.

  • What is the microbiome? Living within each one of us are many communities of microorganisms (or microbes). While some microbes can coexist within our bodies without causing harm, others are…
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New South Wales
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Are you currently caring for a family member with dementia?

A research team at NeuRA, led by Professor Kaarin Anstey, is looking for volunteers to participate in an online survey to help better understand the experiences of family caregivers of people with dementia. In particular, this survey is looking into the impact of negative attitudes or disbeliefs - so called stigma. Stigma can…

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All States
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This research project has been designed to gain a better understanding of employment experiences and the support needs for people living with younger onset dementia (YOD).

We are looking for people who meet the following criteria:

  • have a diagnosis of Younger Onset Dementia
  • 18 years of age or over
  • have been employed in Australia (in any capacity) within the…
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All States
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There is a growing number of people belonging to culturally and linguistically (CALD) communities in Australia but there is very little information on their specific social and healthcare needs including the opportunities and challenges associated with family caregiving. As a result, there is limited support provided by the government directly or through agencies for people from CALD…

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All States
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This research will investigate the experience of spousal carers of people living with dementia.  Specifically, we want to understand how spousal carers describe the experience of communication changes with their partner and the impact on the spousal relationship in the context of dementia.

Findings from this research will inform speech pathologists about areas that may benefit from…

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All States
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