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.

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Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) are inviting people who have noticed changes in their memory or thinking, or have a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), to participate in a voluntary research trial investigating dementia risk reduction.

What is the MyCoach Trial about?

This research aims to test the…

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Researchers from The University of Melbourne are conducting a study to test a mobile application designed for people with confirmed or suspected younger-onset dementia (YOD) experiencing neuropsychiatric symptoms (e.g. anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, apathy, disinhibited behaviours, among others). We’re currently looking for:

  • People living with confirmed or suspected…
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Sleep problems are common among people living with dementia and their care partners. Disturbed sleep is associated with a wide range of undesirable outcomes including fatigue, agitation, and cognitive dysfunction. Currently, accessible treatments to reduce sleep problems among people living with dementia and care partners are limited.

We have developed a six-week non-pharmacological…

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The MAPS project is a seven-week online group therapy program that uses a combination of music therapy and “talking therapy” (psychological therapy) to support people living with younger-onset dementia (YOD) and their caregivers. The goal of the program is to encourage healthy coping and to increase feelings of connection with others. In addition, as this is the first time that we are running…

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Aim - This project will develop a new in-pharmacy service to meet the specific needs of people living with dementia. The service is called a Dementia MedsCheck. We hypothesise that Dementia Medschecks will improve a number of aspects of medication management for people living with dementia, improving their confidence with medication use and reducing adverse outcomes.

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We are designing a picture-based questionnaire for people living with dementia as written and verbal questionnaires can be hard for them to understand and complete.

We invite you to participate with us in an informal group discussion for one and a half hours where we will discuss:

  • whether you prefer photographs or drawings
  • how you visualise mood, memory,…
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Queensland
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We are currently running online studies investigating cognition surrounding perceived ownership and self-representation with individuals who are 65 - 85 years of age. We are interested in investigating how an individual's environment can potentially alter how they cognitively interact with objects. This task requires you to complete an online item allocation task and answer questionnaires on…

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iSupport for Dementia, is a trustworthy, comprehensive online dementia education and skill training program for informal carers. It contains 6 modules:

  1. Introduction to dementia
  2. Being a carer
  3. Caring for me
  4. Providing everyday care
  5. Person-centred care approach to changed behaviour
  6. My engagement in consumer directed care.
Participating states:
Australian Capital Territory
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Maintaining social engagement is highly beneficial for your health and wellbeing. In this study, we hope to help people living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment maintain or enhance their social engagement and quality of life.

Participants in this study will complete a tailored, 5-session, online, group program that is specifically designed to address the needs of people living…

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Problems with balance, falls and falls with injury are more common among older people living with dementia than those without dementia. Falls can reduce walking confidence, independence and quality of life for older people with dementia and their carers. It is therefore important to identify ways that can improve walking stability to reduce falls in older people with dementia. Provision of a…

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Western Australia, Victoria
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