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


Younger-onset dementia: the impact on relationships, intimacy and sexuality

The onset of dementia can have a significant impact on the couple relationship. We are seeking feedback on an online information resource regarding the impact of dementia on relationships. This resource contains information regarding changes in relationships, intimacy and sexuality, fact sheets, strategies and tips to help maintain the quality of the couple relationship, an online peer-...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 22/05/2018 to 22/07/2018

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Randomised trial to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers.

The Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing is currently looking for volunteers with Alzheimer's disease and the people who care for them to join a research programme. The programme is testing a new approach designed to improve quality of life and reduce symptoms of depression that may arise after an Alzheimer's diagnosis. A diagnosis of depression is not required to participate in...

Participating states: Western Australia

Occurring dates: 08/08/2017 to 31/12/2018

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Quality of Life Project

Understanding the factors that are most important for good quality of life is at the heart of new research being conducted by University of Queensland and the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre. Information collected will improve our understanding of the choices people make and what they value. It will also help us to develop a tool to evaluate new interventions for dementia care. This...

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: Queensland

Participating states: South Australia

Occurring dates: 05/09/2017 to 31/08/2018

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Exploration of the Associations between Cognitive Performance, Dual-Tasking, Gait, and Physical Performance

The purpose of the proposed study is to examine the association between brain function and physical performance to identify factors predictive of cognitive impairment that may lead to Alzheimer's Disease. This information could be used to determine possible intervention targets and refine screening methods. The ultimate goal of the research is to improve dementia diagnosis and the standard...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 30/10/2017 to 01/06/2018

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Decision-making and planning for the future: Perceptions and Experiences of people with Young-Onset Dementia, and their Supporters (family, carers, friends)

What?

We would like to interview either people with young-onset dementia who live in the community and/or supporters (family, carers, friends) of people with young-onset dementia. Our goal is to capture how they experience making decisions about the future, including future care, and what their thoughts are on this area. Child-aged supporters who are 16 years or...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 26/11/2017 to 31/07/2018

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'Agents of Change' : Creating National Quality Collaborative to improve dementia care

‘Agents of Change’ is a new collaborative research project funded by the NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Grants and NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.

The project aims to improve the implementation of three key recommendations from the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Dementia in Australia:

1. ‘People living in the community should be offered occupational...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/03/2018 to 31/12/2018

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Carers'CARE: An online survey examining dementia carers’ views on support services and use of technology

This research is being conducted by a collaboration between the Division of Psychology and the School of Engineering & ICT at the University of Tasmania and is headed by Professor Jenn Scott.

The research team at the University of Tasmania are developing a smart phone application to support dementia carers. As part of this research, we are conducting a survey to better...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/01/2018 to 01/01/2019

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Caring for carers of people with dementia

The Caring for Carers of People with Dementia Project aims to provide support and information to isolated carers of older people with dementia living in regional and rural Australia. This chat-based group program allows carers to chat with other carers in a similar situation. Carers are invited to join weekly group videoconference meetings from their home, and connect with other carers in a...

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 09/04/2018 to 30/06/2019

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Music and mood regulation

The project aims to improve quality of life by promoting effective self-management of mood via music in people with dementia. The project will evaluate a set of guidelines for the use of music in aged care and in home-care settings to assist carers to select music to help manage some symptoms of people with dementia.

You are invited to participate in a research study about music...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 01/02/2018 to 04/10/2018

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Designing Consumer Information on Changes Made to Your Medicines When You Are in Hospital

Researchers led by Professor Sarah Hilmer, at Royal North Shore Hospital’s Kolling Institute, are designing consumer information on medicine changes made in hospital.

The aim of this project is to find out how patients’ medicines are changed in hospital and how patients are told about such changes.

Researchers are seeking individuals older than 65 years who take at...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 07/05/2018 to 29/06/2018

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