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]

Caregivers of people with dementia experience grief even before their loved one has died. Previous research looking at this pre-death grief is limited and primarily undertaken with families affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common type of dementia. Research into caregiver grief in other dementia types is lacking, even though we know they differ in many important ways.

Participating states:
All States
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This phase III clinical trial is investigating the efficacy and safety of a standardised Chinese herbal formula, Sailuotong (SLT) for vascular dementia or mixed dementia (Alzheimer’s disease with cerebrovascular disease). SLT, a complex combination of ginseng, ginkgo and saffron extracts, has been scientifically developed and tested by a combined team from the China Academy of Chinese…

Participating states:
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria
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STAREE is a clinical research study that is investigating whether a cholesterol lowering medication known as a statin can prolong good health and maintain independence amongst older people. STAREE will also investigate whether statin treatment can reduce the need for permanent residential care in this age group.

It is thought that statins may reduce decline in physical and mental…

Participating states:
New South Wales
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Do you have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)? We are seeking adults aged 50 to 70 years who would like to help us investigate the effects of non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation on brain activity and cognition over time in people who meet criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

MCI refers to a decline in memory that does not impact on daily functioning. This…

Participating states:
Victoria
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Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a relatively common form of dementia in older age. People with DLB often have similar symptoms to people with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Lewy bodies are tiny deposits of alpha-synuclein (a protein) in the nerve cells of the brain. It is not known exactly what causes the abnormal build-up of these Lewy bodies in the brain. In order to find…

Participating states:
Western Australia, Victoria
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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…

Participating states:
New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria
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The Living with Dementia and Driving study is a National Health & Medical Research Council funded study that aims to investigate ways to support people with dementia and their family members cope with driving and stopping driving. Participants in the study and their care partner will have an opportunity to participate in a community-based support and education program called CarFreeMe.…

Participating states:
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland
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Can we use a digital avatar to help carers improve their communication with people with dementia? This study investigates the 'real world' impact of training family carers and paid support workers using a simulated person with dementia called Jim.

In this study, you will talk with “Jim” - a virtual person with dementia. You will attend a training session to practice communication…

Participating states:
Western Australia
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