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


Exploring perceptions, barriers and facilitators to a self-compassion intervention for people caring for a family member aged 65+ years

Jenny Murfield, a PhD student at Griffith University, is currently undertaking a research project to develop a self-compassion based intervention to better support the emotional health needs of people caring for family members/friends/neighbours aged 65+ years.

As part of this, Jenny is conducting interviews to explore perceptions of self-compassion, and find out what you think...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 09/09/2019 to 30/11/2019

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Caring for the carer: the carers experience

I would like to invite you to participate in my Master’s Research project. I am writing my thesis on the support services offered to individuals caring for the needs of individuals living with dementia, and the carers experiences of these services.

The aim of the study is to investigate the provision of support services on offer to support individuals providing care to people...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 20/08/2019 to 20/08/2020

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The embodied experience of ageing and dementia in older adults

Researchers at UNSW's 'felt Experience & Empathy Lab' [fEEL], Paddington campus, are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about how Australian seniors perceive ageing and how they are personally experiencing the ageing process, including any changes they may have noticed in their own brain-functioning over time, or any other insights and challenges they would like to share...

Participating states: Australian Capital Territory

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 19/08/2019 to 20/02/2020

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Estimating the value of informal care provided to people with dementia in Australia

There are approximately 200,000 Australians providing informal care to persons with dementia. Time cost of informal care is significant in dementia which is, however, often neglected in health policy decisions, including funding decisions. This is often due to the lack of robust methods to place a dollar figure on time spent caregiving.

To overcome this problem, the aim of this...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 14/08/2019 to 30/11/2019

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Improving the outcomes of people with dementia who go missing

The Getting Home Safely Project aims to revise and develop a standardised approach to reporting a missing person with dementia in Australia to improve health outcomes for this vulnerable population. To help us get a sense of the current understanding of procedures for reporting a missing person in Australia we are looking for participants from the general public to complete an anonymous...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/08/2019 to 01/10/2019

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Sleep disturbance as a feature of dementia with Lewy bodies

Researchers at Austin Health (in collaboration with The University of Melbourne) are seeking healthy older adult (60+ years) volunteer research participants for a study that is investigating night-time sleep. This is part of a wider study which is researching sleep disturbances in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

The study aims to compare the sleep patterns of DLB...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 01/08/2019 to 31/12/2019

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Social Cognition Ageing Study

The purpose of the Social Cognition Ageing Study (SocCog) is to learn more about social cognitive function at different stages of the adult lifespan. Social cognition refers broadly to how we interpret and make sense of social situations in our environment, and is therefore critical for successful communication, and in turn, good social functioning and wellbeing. We hope that the findings of...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 31/07/2019 to 31/12/2021

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CogNet: Developing and evaluating an online Healthy Brain Ageing psychoeducation and cognitive training intervention for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

This feasibility pilot study will evaluate whether a structured Healthy Brain Ageing (HBA) cognitive training (CT) and psychoeducation program delivered as an online intervention (i.e. CogNet) is efficacious for cognitive performance.

We welcome people over the age of 50 with memory or cognitive difficulties to participate in this study. This study is a two-arm randomised trial...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 29/07/2019 to 27/07/2020

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CogSCAN: Evaluation of computerised cognitive tests in healthy older adults

Researchers at the University of New South Wales are seeking volunteer research participants to help evaluate computer-administered cognitive tests as a new technology with enormous potential to improve the way we evaluate memory and thinking in older adults. You can help to assess their user-friendliness and acceptability for older Australians.

Since computerised tests are being...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 18/07/2019 to 31/12/2020

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MRI detection of changes in prefrontal network connectivity in Mild Cognitive Impairment and early Alzheimer's dementia

Participants aged 65 years and older who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia within the past 2 years are being sought to participate in a pilot study to identify imaging markers for dementia.

Using cutting edge magnetic resonance imaging brain scanning techniques, the study aims to identify changes in brain connectivity and function that appear before the appearance of...

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 05/07/2019 to 01/11/2019

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