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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


Work-related wellbeing of paid personal care attendants working in residential and community aged care

The aim of our research is to investigate the work-related wellbeing of personal care attendants (PCAs) employed in the aged care sector. This research will consider how different social factors, work related factors and mental health factors may influence the professional quality of life a PCA experiences. Research looking at these factors may help us to understand the degree of compassion...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 12/05/2020 to 31/08/2020

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Can dementia education improve stress and quality of life for dementia carers? A randomised controlled trial

This study aims to investigate the effects of an online dementia education course on carers’ stress, and whether stress can be reduced by providing dementia education and engagement in a course with participants with similar experiences of care. The study also aims to examine whether participation in dementia education can lead to improved quality of life for dementia carers and people with...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 11/05/2020 to 31/03/2021

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Survey about Serious Games use in psychotherapy in Australia

Researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Kassel (Germany) are assessing the experiences and attitudes toward the application of Serious Games in psychotherapy in Australia. Serious Games are computer or video games that go beyond the purpose of pure entertainment, and also include an educational component. Some argue that Serious Games can be effectively used in various...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 06/05/2020 to 31/07/2020

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An exploratory study of Communtiy Expectaion of the Korongee Dementia Village

Researchers at The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania with the support of Glenview Aged Care Services are seeking research participants. The study is  investigating expectations of people living with dementia and their family members or close friends in relation to the development of Korongee – an aged care village development focused on meeting the...

Participating states: Tasmania

Occurring dates: 11/05/2020 to 31/07/2020

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Exploring the experience of men who support a person living with dementia

Researchers at UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) and Dementia Australia, are seeking research participants, who would be willing to take part in a study which will investigate the experience of men who support a person living with dementia.

Eligible participants will be invited to take part in a one hour interview, where they will be asked to describe how they have...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 05/05/2020 to 30/09/2020

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Caring for Carers - Telehealth support program

This research is examining a new coping program to help carers of people with dementia who face many challenges. Carers of people with dementia take on many additional responsibilities that can be physically and emotionally challenging and impact their mood and wellbeing. This research is looking at a way we can support carers to improve their quality of life. The development of effective...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/04/2020 to 02/11/2020

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An exploration of values associated with caregiving for elderly family members

The aim of the project is to explore and identify specific cultural values associated with caring for older family members. This will involve conducting interviews with carers over the phone or by video call to gain insight into what values carers identify as important in terms of motivating them to care and how these impact on their experience of caring.

There are two researchers...

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 26/03/2020 to 26/05/2020

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Understanding the experience of people who support a person with dementia

This study will address a gap in research by investigating how male carers of people with dementia differ in their approach to the caring role in comparison to female carers of people with dementia. Men and women living in Australia, aged above 18 and who are the primary (non-paid) carers of a person with dementia are invited to participate.

The demands of the caring role have...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/03/2020 to 30/09/2020

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Language in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are a growing problem worldwide. However, we still know relatively little about the language features of different neurodegenerative disorders. This study aims to examine these features with a view to improving the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of clients with these conditions.

The focus of this...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 02/01/2020 to 31/08/2020

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Psychosocial aspects of caring for those with dementia: A male perspective

The aim of this study is to examine the experiences of male caregivers of those living with dementia, and their perceptions on how psychosocial aspects (relationships/socialisation and mental wellbeing) of their lives have been impacted. It also aims to gain a deeper understanding of the lives of male carers and their psychosocial needs.

Current or past (informal) male carers for...

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 29/11/2019 to 01/03/2020

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