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


Working with people with dementia and their carers – Speech and Language Pathologists’ experiences and perceptions

The purpose of the research is to investigate the current practices of speech pathologists working with people with dementia. You are invited to participate in this research if you are an Australian speech pathologist who is working with people with dementia, in any clinical setting.

Participation involves completing a short, 15-minute, anonymous, online survey...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 15/05/2019 to 12/06/2019

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Understanding the health and health service use of people with less common types of dementia

This research project is looking at the health of people with less common types of dementia and how they use health services. It is being run by researchers at UNSW Sydney. We are looking for community members to take part in a ‘Project Advisory Group’. This group will give advice and feedback to the research team as they complete the project.

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    Participating states: All States

    Occurring dates: 16/05/2019 to 13/09/2019

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To feed or not to feed; an exploration of the means of nutrition for acute medical care for patients with end stage dementia: General Public Perceptions

The method of feeding in end-stage dementia is a very difficult and much debated topic, particularly with members of the general public who have (or had) relatives / friends with dementia. Many different opinions exist regarding whether an in-patient with end-stage dementia who presents with difficulty swallowing should be allowed to continue to eat and drink, or whether they should have...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 10/05/2019 to 01/09/2019

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Home-based family caregiver-delivered interventions for people living with dementia: A randomised controlled trial

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. The reading and music programs are designed to be delivered by the family carers who will receive training in their...

Participating states: Queensland

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 01/05/2019 to 30/04/2022

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Preliminary item testing of the Safe Walking Assessment and Planning Tool (SWAP)

This study aims to test the items in the newly developed Safe Walking Assessment and Planning (SWAP) Tool to check that the tool is able to be used by professional and family carers to identify risk associated with dementia-related wandering and to plan appropriate care. The overall aim is to develop a resource for carers to develop strategies around safe walking habits while promoting...

Participating states: Queensland

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

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A rapid magnetic resonance imaging technique for early dementia detection

Accumulation of an insoluble protein called amyloid in the brain is an early indicator of dementia, particularly Alzhemier’s disease. Currently, the most precise way to measure amyloid levels in the brain is through an imaging technique called Positron Emission Tomography (PET) that exposes the patient to radiation.

We have developed a new method using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 03/04/2019 to 03/04/2020

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The role of music therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Music therapy improves the behavioural and cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease but how this occurs is unknown, although neural networks may have a role. Alzheimer's disease has been described as a disconnection syndrome. As the disease progresses from Mild Cognitive Impairment, to mild Alzheimer's disease, to severe Alzheimer's disease, communication between brain areas becomes...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 02/04/2019 to 30/09/2019

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Carers' CARE (Mobile App) to assist dementia carers' coping resilience - scoping consumer technology use, preferences and expectations.

Do you support a family member with dementia? If so, we are interested in your thoughts on support for carers, and how technology might be used to help provide support for carers.

The Carers’CARE App project is dedicated to the development of support tools for people looking after a family member of friend with dementia. Research being conducted by the Division of Psychology and...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 06/03/2019 to 30/06/2019

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The Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) - Trials screening program

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:

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    Participating states: Victoria

    Occurring dates: 31/12/2018 to 31/12/2020

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BRAIN Study

You are invited to take part in an international research study that is investigating the effect of three types of physical exercise on brain health and physical function in older people with memory concerns.

What will the study involve for me? The research study involves a 1-year commitment from you. At the start of the study you will be randomised (like the toss of a coin) into...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 13/02/2019 to 13/02/2021

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