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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This project seeks to identify whether eye and brain tests can serve as early diagnostic markers for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. We will evaluate the potential correlation of retinal, structural and functional changes within the eye to brain changes including cognitive decline and progression over a period of five years.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

Participating states:
New South Wales
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The ability to continue to drive is rated as the second most valued activity by older adults to maintain independence and to increase quality of life. Changes in 'thinking skills' associated with ageing have been associated with changes in driving; however, no research to date has investigated the possible impact of sleep in concurrently optimising cognition and driving behaviours.

Participating states:
Victoria
Occurring dates:
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Speech Pathology researchers from Australian Catholic University are currently recruiting participants for a research study exploring how spouses of people with dementia experience changes in their relationship and communication with their partner. This research is being conducted by Olivia Trixner, a speech pathology honours student, under the supervision of Dr Erin Conway and Dr Zaneta Mok…

Participating states:
All States
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While it is well known that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience problems with their movement, it is lesser known that around 80% of people with PD develop dementia. Research conducted at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S.A. has found that low doses of the anti-epileptic drug levetiracetam can reduce memory problems in people prone to Alzheimer’s disease.

The aim of this…

Participating states:
Queensland
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The ACT-AD trial is evaluating if a new investigational drug (ATH-1017) is safe and effective in improving symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. ATH-1017 is designed to boost a repair and regenerative pathway for brain cells, promoting brain health and function. ATH-1017 represents a new approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease, potentially targeting the root cause of memory decline…

Participating states:
New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria
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Have you been the carer of someone with dementia? In this research project, we want to support carers to craft and share important messages about their experience of caring for a loved one with dementia.

We found the term “craftivism” helpful to think about what we would like to do. “Craftivism” is a gentle form of protest that appeals to people who might not identify as activists, but…

Participating states:
New South Wales
Occurring dates:
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The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania is seeking participants to participate in a research study.

The survey study investigates Australians' beliefs and attitudes toward dementia and people living with dementia and explores associations between beliefs and attitudes toward dementia, dementia knowledge, and health behaviours. The survey findings…

Participating states:
All States
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What is the study about?

This is a research study about the development of leaflets to help older people with musculoskeletal pain reduce their use of opioid medications. The research team has developed two leaflets, a brochure and a personal plan. The first leaflet (brochure) explains what ‘musculoskeletal conditions’ and ‘opioid medications’ are. The second leaflet (personal plan) is…

Participating states:
All States
Occurring dates:
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Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney are inviting people who are currently receiving palliative care or caring for someone who is receiving palliative care to participate in a research project auspiced by the NSW Bureau of Health Information (BHI). 

The research will contribute to the BHI’s Patient Survey Program and aims to develop survey questions that can be used in…

Participating states:
All States
Occurring dates:
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The University of Wollongong and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) are conducting a joint research project on feeding difficulties of dementia patients in hospitals. As part of this project, we are inviting health care workers to complete an online survey about their knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of feeding a patient with dementia. The survey findings will inform the…

Participating states:
New South Wales
Occurring dates:
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