What is the impact of communication changes on the spousal relationships of persons with dementia?

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
1 x 1 hour interview session
State of study
All States

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 – Speech Pathologists and researchers in the field of dementia.

The researchers are looking to talk to people who are the partner/spouse and primary caregiver of a person with a diagnosis of dementia (any type of dementia); who had been with their partner prior to the onset of dementia.

What you will be asked to do as a participant:

  • Complete one (1) interview with the student and one supervisor; or just with one supervisor.
  • The interviews are anticipated to take approximately 1 hour.
  • Interviews may be conducted face-to-face at an Australian Catholic University campus in Brisbane or Melbourne, or over phone or video-call.
Further information

For more information please read the information letter available at: https://acu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_byJlV3bKGqzt2Lk
If you would like to be a participant, or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Erin Conway ([email protected]).

This study has received ethical approval from the Australian Catholic University Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID: 2019-349EAP)

Study Address
ACU Brisbane
1100 Nudgee Rd
Banyo, QLD 4014
Dr Erin Conway
ACU Melbourne
17-29 Young St,
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Dr Zaneta Mok
Online via Zoom
Dr Erin Conway & Dr Zaneta Mok
Full Name
Erin Conway
Australian Catholic University
Phone Number
(07) 3623 7852