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]

We are seeking the views of caregivers of people with dementia about their experiences of nature, plants, and gardens. We aim to explore whether and how these experiences might contribute to wellbeing.

The online survey presents demographic questions about yourself and the person living with dementia, your available social supports, your caregiver role and relationship, and your…

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All States
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How well do you manage your finances? Can you easily spot scams? Do you make good financial decisions?

To help answer these questions, researchers at the Brain and Mind Centre invite adults aged 50 and above to participate in a study to develop a new online test for everyday financial skills.

Following this development phase, the test will be made freely available on a website,…

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All States
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The EXCEL Study is interested in the benefits of physical activity and brain health in middle and older aged people. The brain health benefits of physical activity include reducing dementia risk, supporting cognition (the ability to remember, think and plan) and improving low mood, anxiety and stress. National guidelines for physical activity have been developed. The aim of the EXCEL Study is…

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All States
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This study is aimed at investigating the safety and efficacy of Donanemab in treating or delaying the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. On meeting the eligibility criteria, participants will be randomised to receive either Donanemab or placebo. The study will involve attending approximately 18-20 clinic visits at the Royal Melbourne Hospital across a 76-week (18-month) period.

You…

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Victoria
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The study drug being evaluated is called ANAVEX3-71 and is being developed by a company called Anavex Life Sciences Corporation (Anavex). ANAVEX3-71 stimulates sigma-1 receptors (S1R) and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (M1) in the body, and this double action is proposed to slow the progression and relieve the symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and…

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South Australia
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It is important that caregivers of people living with dementia feel supported during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to know more about the caregiver experience in these unprecedented times.

This study is looking at how the pandemic is affecting caregivers and factors that may impact their psychological wellbeing. We are also looking how we measure this impact with the new questionnaire…

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All States
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Are you a Dementia Carer who could be sleeping better? Are you often awake ruminating and worrying? My name is Dr Aisling Smyth and I am a researcher based at the School of Nursing, Edith Cowan University. We are evaluating a sleep promoting intervention to see if we can improve the sleep of dementia caregivers.

The ECU ‘Sleeping Better Program’ is an interactive, four weekly workshop…

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Western Australia
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The SAMe Study is a research project investigating a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, called S-Adenosyl Methionine, or more commonly known as “SAMe”. It is thought that Alzheimer's disease may be caused by the toxic build-up of proteins in the brain such as tau and amyloid-beta. This study is looking at whether taking SAMe once a day will reduce tau protein levels.

You or…

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Victoria
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  • Are you over the age of 60?
  • Do you have difficulties with hearing or vision?
  • Would you like to help develop new tools for checking brain health?

We are looking for people with hearing or vision difficulties to develop new versions of a widely used assessment of brain health – the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). We are looking for people with hearing…

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New South Wales
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Fasudil, a Rho kinase inhibitor, is believed to reduce wandering behaviors of elopement and getting lost by improving spatial memory and navigation through improvements in hippocampal blood flow. Fasudil is non-sedating.

The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of oral fasudil in reducing wandering behaviors of elopement and/or getting lost in subjects with dementia. In…

Participating states:
South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria
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