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


Home-based Occupational Therapy for adults with both Down syndrome and dementia

We want to know whether occupational therapy interventions provided in the homes of individuals with both Down syndrome and dementia will improve their participation and performance in daily activities and reduce caregiving strain for their family caregivers. We are seeking participants living in metropolitan Adelaide: 

  • Who have a medical diagnosis of Down syndrome and...

    Participating states: South Australia

    Occurring dates: 05/12/2018 to 31/03/2019

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HEARMyChoice: a decision aid for adults with dementia and hearing impairment living in aged care.

Do you have a loved one living with dementia in an aged care home? Are you also frustrated or concerned with their ability to hear? Do you know that hearing aids aren't the only solution available to help overcome the impact that hearing loss has?

Researchers from the University of Queensland invite you to take part in a research project aimed at providing information about all...

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 27/11/2018

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Dementia and technology: a storytelling project

This project involves telling or recording stories about living with dementia and using technology. We would like to hear from people who have dementia and are living at home, as well as partners and family members. You don’t need to be an expert on technology. We would like to hear from everyone, including people who don’t use or who don't like technology.

These stories are about...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/10/2018 to 31/03/2019

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Pilot Dementia Registry

Monash University has been funded by the National Human Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to pilot a Dementia Clinical Quality Registry. As a part of this pilot we would like to understand people's experience of supporting and/or caring for a person living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment - we aim to do this via focus groups. We would also like to understand people's experience of...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 19/11/2018 to 31/01/2019

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Supporting Spouses of Residents with Dementia

Deborah Brooks from the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is carrying out a Dementia Australia Research Foundation PhD study into improving support to spouses and partners of residents with dementia. She is testing a new support program to help spouses and partners of people with dementia cope with any issues surrounding the move into...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 13/11/2018 to 30/04/2019

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GRADUATE: A Phase III, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, efficacy and safety study of Gantenerumab in patients with early (prodromal to mild) Alzheimer's disease

The GRADUATE study is a Phase III Placebo-controlled clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of an investigational medication (Gantenerumab) in patients with early (prodromal to mild) Alzheimer’s disease. This investigational medication has already had some testing in humans for safety and effectiveness and is now being tested in a larger group of people to determine if the drug...

Participating states: New South Wales

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Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 18/05/2018 to 31/12/2019

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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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