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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]

COGNISANCE aims to improve the experience of the dementia diagnostic process and the post-diagnostic support received by people with dementia and their care partners. Our objectives are to co-design and deliver in partnership with people with dementia, family care partners and health care professionals, print or on-line toolkits. Toolkits will provide structured information, tailored to enable…

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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety found many people do not receive continence care that protects their dignity. The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is interested in residents’ and family members’ opinions about what care people in residential aged care should receive for bladder and bowel health.

You are invited to take part in NARI’s 15-minute survey if…

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We are looking for volunteers who can participate in our online survey at https://prodsurvey.rcs.griffith.edu.au/COVID to explore how COVID-19 related social service closures affect the lives of older people, people with dementia and informal carers in Australia.

The study involves you completing an online survey at…

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In Australia, post-mortem organ donation is undertaken for three distinct purposes: transplantation, teaching purposes, or for medical research into specific diseases. These all have different registration processes, with organ donation for transplantation the most well-known and widely practiced. Unlike organ donation for transplant which has one all-encompassing national register, organ…

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The purpose of this project is to test the newly developed Safe Walking Assessment and Planning (SWAP) Tool in a community setting. We want to check that the tool is able to be used by family carers of people with dementia to effectively measure risk associated with wandering and guide carers to put in place strategies to reduce this risk.

You are invited to participate in this…

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This study aims to improve our understanding of how psychological factors affect memory in older adults. We are looking at a number of psychological variables which may influence a persons objective and perceived memory performance. This study sits within the wider body of literature which seeks to build knowledge of factors which indicate possible future cognitive decline and may be useful in…

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Researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Kassel (Germany) are assessing the experiences and attitudes toward the application of Serious Games in psychotherapy in Australia. Serious Games are computer or video games that go beyond the purpose of pure entertainment, and also include an educational component. Some argue that Serious Games can be effectively used in various…

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This study aims to investigate the effects of an online dementia education course on carers’ stress, and whether stress can be reduced by providing dementia education and engagement in a course with participants with similar experiences of care. The study also aims to examine whether participation in dementia education can lead to improved quality of life for dementia carers and people with…

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The aim of our research is to investigate the work-related wellbeing of personal care attendants (PCAs) employed in the aged care sector. This research will consider how different social factors, work related factors and mental health factors may influence the professional quality of life a PCA experiences. Research looking at these factors may help us to understand the degree of compassion…

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Anavex Life Sciences is seeking volunteers to participate in a new clinical trial for people with mild Alzheimer's disease. ANAVEX2-73 is a small molecule that has shown in research studies to improve mental activities that are involved in learning, remembering and using general daily knowledge. These results are associated with ANAVEX2-73 possibly having protective properties on the brain…

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New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria
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