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 research@dementia.org.au

People living with dementia may become less capable of self-care over time and increasingly rely on others to manage and supervise mental and physical tasks. Carers of people living with dementia often experience significant burden and stress in their everyday caregiving role.

We would like to invite you to participate in a study examining the effectiveness of an online psychosocial…

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All States
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This study is part of a large health service research project: “Creating ‘Partnership in iSupport program’ to optimise carers’ impact on dementia care”. The ‘Partnership in iSupport program’ includes

  • a program facilitator who acts as a link worker to assist informal carers (family, friends and neighbours) to navigate, access and utilise dementia care services;
Participating states:
Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Victoria
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University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers are looking for research participants to help test whether compounds found in purple fruits and vegetables can help with brain function. Anthocyanins are the compounds found in fruits and vegetables, which give them a deep red, blue or purple colour, and have been associated with improvement in memory, cardiovascular health, blood pressure and reduced…

Participating states:
New South Wales
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Our research study aims to see if similar results can be found on cognitive tests (for example, memory and thinking tasks) to that which are delivered using videoconference/telehealth and in person.

We hope to show that tests commonly used to assess cognitive difficulties in younger adults (18-65 years) can be successfully administered using videoconference. Findings from this study…

Participating states:
Victoria
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Behavioural and psychological symptoms are common in individuals with dementia (BPSD) and can be difficult to manage. The Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has also uncovered an over-reliance on the use of pharmacotherapy, with support staff often lacking knowledge of and training in non-pharmacological interventions.

The purpose of this survey is to gain…

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All States
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This study aims to gain a deeper understanding of the experience and insights of health professionals (employed in the healthcare, aged-care, and/or disability sector) who routinely assist male carers of people with dementia. Using a brief online survey and follow-up semi-structured interviews, we will seek to explore:

  1. Whether and in what ways, health professionals perceive a…
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All States
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Researchers at the University of Sydney are conducting an online survey of carers of people living with dementia that identifies their experiences and perspectives of medication management guidance provided at hospital discharge. Carers play a key role in ensuring medications are used safely, including managing side effects and administering medications. This study aims to evaluate the…

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All States
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Researchers from Monash University are conducting a study to develop digital tools to assist early diagnosis of dementia. This study is about understanding the handwriting patterns and other behaviours of people with cognitive difficulties and using them to develop digital tools for the early diagnosis.

We are looking for:

  • People diagnosed with MCI (above 55 years of age…
Participating states:
Victoria
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This research project aims to explore the perspectives of health professionals (medical and allied health staff) about communication with older adults and access to communication reablement intervention. The value of communication for older adults will be explored as well as barriers, facilitators and referral pathways to Speech Pathology intervention.

To participate in the project, you…

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All States
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This study aims to explore consumers’ acceptability of pharmacist-led depression screening services and to better understand what the training requirements are to equip community pharmacists, with an outcome of developing and pilot testing an education package to support this service.

The specific objective of the research is to explore pharmacy consumers’ views and acceptability of a…

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All States
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