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 [email protected]

People with dementia are at greater risk of getting lost and experiencing devastating outcomes as a result. This risk is exacerbated by confusion about how to report a missing person with dementia to Police which can delay search efforts. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is leading research to help address this.

We are looking for participants around Australia to help develop…

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Anxiety represents one of the most common mental health problems in the population, and can be experienced by people of any age. Anxiety influences a person’s overall wellbeing and quality of life. Our study aims to test a new psychotherapeutic intervention delivered via video-conferencing to help combat anxiety in people living with cognitive impairment, irrespective of their location. Our 6-…

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We are seeking family carers of and people living with dementia to share their thoughts in a research study about a new smart device app, PainChek®, to assess pain. The aim of the study is to better detect and quantify pain in older people living with dementia in the community. In doing so, it is hoped that pain management in this group of people will improve.

PainChek® is an approved…

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Western Australia
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Genetic testing is becoming more widely available for people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Currently, not everyone with FTD is offered genetic testing, but this may change in future. We invite you to participate in an interview by telephone, video conference, email or online text chat/instant messaging if:

  • You have FTD and have been offered genetic testing for FTD genes,…
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I am seeking participants for an online survey to determine what communication supports being offered to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and at what stage of diagnosis communication support is being offered.

I would also like to know how caregivers feel about the communication support offered and how their quality of life is impacted by communication issues.

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All States
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Have you ever had questions about medicines? We are seeking input on the areas that matter the most for future research in the field of medicines and dementia. To decide what future research needs to be done we want to know what questions and concerns you have about medicine use in people living with dementia.

For more information and to complete the questionnaire online go to:…

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All States
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The study is designed as a multicentre, phase 1b open-label study. The objectives of this study are to determine the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of XPro1595 in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and elevated blood levels of the inflammatory biomarkers such as high sensitivity c-reactive protein (hsCRP).

XPro1595 is a second-generation inhibitor of tumor necrosis…

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New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria
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The aim of the project is to find out what areas of need are most important to people with dementia and their formal and informal carers, with the long-term aim of developing new technologies that can meet these needs.

This study consists of an online survey, in which we seek to learn more about the experience of caring for someone living with dementia, either in an informal capacity (…

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All States
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Dementia is traditionally known as a medical condition affecting only the brain. However, recent evidence suggests that other parts of the body is also affected by dementia, and that our body handles medications differently if affected.

Our research team would like to engage people with dementia and their carers to complete a 2-minute survey. Answering 2 questions in this survey will…

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All States
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Aged care is at a crucial crossroad — can AI technologies help?

We are now inviting family carers whose loved ones live in residential aged care facilities to take part in one interview with the research members. The aim of the interview is to explore how, if any, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are used in aged care facilities and are viewed by care recipients (residents).…

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Victoria
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