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


Connections Matter

This study has been funded by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation to explore how social networks impact memory in older adults in community aged care.

Our research has identified that older adults are at risk of social isolation and feelings of loneliness. People with less social connections may have poorer outcomes including disrupted sleep patterns, higher levels of...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 03/09/2018 to 01/04/2019

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Moving to residential care

We want to understand how people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families experience a move to residential care. We are looking for families consisting of:

  • An individual with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease - who is living at home - who will be moving to permanent residential care within the next 3 months
  • One or more ‘family’ member(s) - who has/have a...

    Participating states: South Australia

    Occurring dates: 11/09/2018 to 31/12/2018

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The Successful Ageing in Intellectual Disability (SAge-ID) Study - A nationwide study.

The SAge-ID Study is looking at the rates of physical and mental health problems in older people who have an intellectual disability. We also hope to learn what things help a person with intellectual disability to stay healthy as they age. A focus of the study is the checklists and assessment tools that might be useful for assessing dementia in people who have an existing intellectual...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/07/2018 to 31/07/2019

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Music and dementia

If you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for someone who has a diagnosis of dementia, you can help us work out how music can help people with dementia improve their quality of life by.

The following survey is anonymous and can be completed by someone with dementia, with the assistance of a caregiver or by a caregiver alone. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete and will...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 10/08/2018 to 31/12/2018

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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: 08/08/2018 to 07/09/2018

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Individual factors influencing health behaviours

If you are:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Fluent in English
  • An Australian Citizen or Resident

You are invited to participate in a study on individual differences and health behaviours. Our study explores the extent to which individual factors (such as personality) may moderate the relationship between perceived risk of cardiovascular...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 02/08/2018 to 15/08/2018

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Flinders Assistant for Memory Enhancement

This study is using co-design principles by engaging key stakeholders to develop and examine the feasibility of delivering non-pharmacological intervention using a simple, intuitive tablet-based application for use by community-dwelling older adults living with mild cognitive impairment or early stage dementia.

Participants will be provided with an iPad and any necessary training...

Participating states: South Australia

Occurring dates: 19/07/2018 to 31/12/2018

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The Lewy Body Study

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a relatively common form of dementia in older age. People with DLB often have similar symptoms to people with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Lewy bodies are tiny deposits of alpha-synuclein (a protein) in the nerve cells of the brain. It is not known exactly what causes the abnormal build-up of these Lewy bodies in the brain. In order to find...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 19/07/2018 to 31/12/2020

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A Phase 2b/3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled 48-week Safety and Efficacy trial of ANAVEX2-73 for the Treatment of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Anavex Life Sciences is seeking volunteers to participate in a new clinical trial for people with mild Alzheimer's disease. ANAVEX2-73 is a small molecule that has shown in research studies to improve mental activities that are involved in learning, remembering and using general daily knowledge. These results are associated with ANAVEX2-73 possibly having protective properties on the brain...

Participating states: New South Wales

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Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 05/07/2018 to 30/07/2020

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Client experiences of GP involvement in NDIS planning and implementation

Are you a NDIS client or a carer for someone on the NDIS? If yes, we would like to hear from you. This important survey aims to explore how NDIS clients and/or their carers have experienced support or help from their General Practitioner (GP) in their NDIS journey. The findings will help to understand the role of GP’s in the NDIS system and how GP’s can help NDIS users in the future.

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Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 21/06/2018 to 20/08/2018

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