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 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

Participating states: Queensland

Participating states: South Australia

Participating states: Western Australia

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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Development and validation of an end-of-life assessment and care planning tool for people with dementia

Providing care that meets the unique needs of people with dementia at the end of life is an essential component to achieving their comfort and well-being and the well-being of family members. The study aims to develop and validate an end of life assessment and care planning tool for people with dementia, based on person-centred palliative principles.

We are seeking people with...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 01/07/2018 to 01/12/2018

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Art gallery intervention in people with Dementia and their carers

This study aims to assess the effects of participation in an art gallery program on the lives of people in the Canberra region with dementia and their carers. Participation involves attending the National Gallery of Australia once per week for six weeks, answering a number of questions about your experiences before and after the study, and collecting saliva samples.

The National...

Participating states: Australian Capital Territory

Occurring dates: 30/06/2018 to 30/11/2018

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Positive, negative and ambivalent feelings: Potential outcomes of providing care for people with dementia

This project is about caregivers of people with dementia. We hope to gain a better understanding of their experiences and what impacts upon positive and negative outcomes for caregivers. These outcomes include things such as improved relationships, a sense of purpose, stress, and ambivalence (simultaneously feeling positive and negative towards your care receiver). The factors we are...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 28/05/2018 to 30/08/2018

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Younger-onset dementia: the impact on relationships, intimacy and sexuality

The onset of dementia can have a significant impact on the couple relationship. We are seeking feedback on an online information resource regarding the impact of dementia on relationships. This resource contains information regarding changes in relationships, intimacy and sexuality, fact sheets, strategies and tips to help maintain the quality of the couple relationship, an online peer-...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 22/05/2018 to 22/07/2018

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Randomised trial to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers.

The Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing is currently looking for volunteers with Alzheimer's disease and the people who care for them to join a research project. The project is testing a new approach designed to improve quality of life and reduce symptoms of depression that may arise after an Alzheimer's diagnosis. A diagnosis of depression is not required to participate in this...

Participating states: Western Australia

Occurring dates: 08/08/2017 to 31/07/2019

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Quality of Life Project

Understanding the factors that are most important for good quality of life is at the heart of new research being conducted by University of Queensland and the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre. Information collected will improve our understanding of the choices people make and what they value. It will also help us to develop a tool to evaluate new interventions for dementia care. This...

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: Queensland

Participating states: South Australia

Occurring dates: 05/09/2017 to 31/08/2018

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Decision-making and planning for the future: Perceptions and Experiences of people with Young-Onset Dementia, and their Supporters (family, carers, friends)

What?

We would like to interview either people with young-onset dementia who live in the community and/or supporters (family, carers, friends) of people with young-onset dementia. Our goal is to capture how they experience making decisions about the future, including future care, and what their thoughts are on this area. Child-aged supporters who are 16 years or...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 26/11/2017 to 31/07/2018

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'Agents of Change' : Creating National Quality Collaborative to improve dementia care

‘Agents of Change’ is a new collaborative research project funded by the NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Grants and NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.

The project aims to improve the implementation of three key recommendations from the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Dementia in Australia:

1. ‘People living in the community should be offered occupational...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/03/2018 to 31/12/2018

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