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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PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH: The Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH) is investigating a new treatment for people with Alzheimer's disease. Our research is examining whether transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can improve the cognitive symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease such as memory and thinking difficulties.

WHAT IS TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC…

Participating states:
Victoria
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The InnoWell Platform is a configurable and customisable digital tool that assists in assessment, monitoring and management of mental ill health and maintenance of wellbeing. It does this by collecting, storing, and reporting health information back to the person and their clinicians to enable transformation to person-centred care.

The InnoWell Platform makes the person and the…

Participating states:
New South Wales
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If you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for someone with dementia at home, you may be eligible to participate in this research project.

Participants will be randomly assigned to either a home-based music program, a home-based reading program, or a control group. Face-to-face sessions are now being offered via online telehealth delivery.

The reading and music programs are…

Participating states:
All States
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This program is currently seeking patients with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment or early Alzheimer's disease who are interested in joining a therapy (drug) trial. Patients are assessed to determine their likely eligibility for trials accepting new patients in Melbourne Victoria, and referred to these trials as appropriate.

Assessment in this program includes:

Participating states:
Victoria
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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:
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria
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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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