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


A longitudinal investigation of the neurophysiological changes related to cognitive performance and the effects of neuromodulation in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Do you have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)? We are seeking adults aged 50 to 70 years who would like to help us investigate the effects of non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation on brain activity and cognition over time in people who meet criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

MCI refers to a decline in memory that does not impact on daily functioning. This...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 03/10/2018 to 31/12/2021

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Is altered blood glucose correlated with disrupted sleep patterns among dementia carers?

This study is the first stage in a larger study, which intends to identify the health impacts of providing care for an individual with dementia. In particular, we are interested to see if sleep is disrupted and how this may impact on physical well being. The results of this study may highlight the importance of providing respite care to informal carers to ensure they remain fit and healthy...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 08/10/2018 to 28/02/2019

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Program for family and friends of people with a diagnosis of dementia

Carers of people with dementia face many challenges. The development of effective programs that support carers is vital to the quality of life of both the carer and the person they are caring for.

This research aims to determine the whether the StrAtegies for RelaTives (START) program is more effective in improving coping, wellbeing and mood in carers of people with dementia, than...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/10/2016 to 01/12/2019

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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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