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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.

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Researchers at The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania with the support of Glenview Aged Care Services are seeking research participants. The study is  investigating expectations of people living with dementia and their family members or close friends in relation to the development of Korongee – an aged care village development focused on meeting the…

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Researchers at UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) and Dementia Australia, are seeking research participants, who would be willing to take part in a study which will investigate the experience of men who support a person living with dementia.

Eligible participants will be invited to take part in a one hour interview, where they will be asked to describe how they have…

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This research is examining a new coping program to help carers of people with dementia who face many challenges. Carers of people with dementia take on many additional responsibilities that can be physically and emotionally challenging and impact their mood and wellbeing. This research is looking at a way we can support carers to improve their quality of life. The development of effective…

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The aim of the project is to explore and identify specific cultural values associated with caring for older family members. This will involve conducting interviews with carers over the phone or by video call to gain insight into what values carers identify as important in terms of motivating them to care and how these impact on their experience of caring.

There are two researchers…

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Queensland
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This study will address a gap in research by investigating how male carers of people with dementia differ in their approach to the caring role in comparison to female carers of people with dementia. Men and women living in Australia, aged above 18 and who are the primary (non-paid) carers of a person with dementia are invited to participate.

The demands of the caring role have…

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Neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are a growing problem worldwide. However, we still know relatively little about the language features of different neurodegenerative disorders. This study aims to examine these features with a view to improving the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of clients with these conditions.

The focus of this…

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The aim of this study is to examine the experiences of male caregivers of those living with dementia, and their perceptions on how psychosocial aspects (relationships/socialisation and mental wellbeing) of their lives have been impacted. It also aims to gain a deeper understanding of the lives of male carers and their psychosocial needs.

Current or past (informal) male carers for…

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Queensland
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This research aims to further develop a relatively new cognitive assessment, the Multiple Errands Test-Revised, which looks at the impact of someone's cognition (thinking skills) on their ability to complete everyday tasks. This will mean that we can better help people with cognitive impairment to identify difficulties they might have at home, and to find strategies to help them be as…

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Queensland
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This research study is exploring the relationship between gait (walking pattern) and thinking. We are interested in how walking patterns, such as walking with small shuffling steps or unsteadiness when turning and avoiding obstacles, are related to problem solving and thinking. We plan to use this information to develop interventions to help people to walk safely, and reduce their risk of…

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New South Wales
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This is a two-phase project. Firstly, we’ll be distributing an online survey to people living with younger onset dementia and/or their families or care givers about their experience of service provision with the NDIS and the aged care sector. The information obtained from this questionnaire will then inform phase two, a translational research project, to improve collaboration between the…

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