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


Carers' CARE (Mobile App) to assist dementia carers' coping resilience - scoping consumer technology use, preferences and expectations.

Do you support a family member with dementia? If so, we are interested in your thoughts on support for carers, and how technology might be used to help provide support for carers.

The Carers’CARE App project is dedicated to the development of support tools for people looking after a family member of friend with dementia. Research being conducted by the Division of Psychology and...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 06/03/2019 to 30/06/2019

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BRAIN Study

You are invited to take part in an international research study that is investigating the effect of three types of physical exercise on brain health and physical function in older people with memory concerns.

What will the study involve for me? The research study involves a 1-year commitment from you. At the start of the study you will be randomised (like the toss of a coin) into...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 13/02/2019 to 13/02/2021

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Together but alone: caregiver grief and loss in dementia syndromes

Caregivers of people with dementia experience grief even before their loved one has died. Previous research looking at this pre-death grief is limited and primarily undertaken with families affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common type of dementia. Research into caregiver grief in other dementia types is lacking, even though we know they differ in many important ways.

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Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 08/02/2019 to 01/05/2020

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Assessment of eating hehaviour and swallow function in frontotemporal dementia

This study aims to provide an in-depth and objective description of the nature, severity and progression of eating behaviour and swallow function (dysphagia) in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and associated disorders.

Individuals with a possible or probable diagnosis of behavioural variant FTD (bvFTD), semantic dementia (SD), progressive non-fluent aphasia (PNFA), progressive...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 05/02/2019 to 30/04/2019

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Sleep, health and wellbeing in dementia caregivers

We invite you to take part in a survey 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 affect physical well being.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. We will firstly ask you for demographic details including how long you have been a carer and...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 04/02/2019 to 04/03/2019

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Placebo controlled clinical trial of sailuotong for patients with vascular dementia or Alzheimer’s disease with cerebrovascular disease

This phase III clinical trial is investigating the efficacy and safety of a standardised Chinese herbal formula, Sailuotong (SLT) for vascular dementia or mixed dementia (Alzheimer’s disease with cerebrovascular disease). SLT, a complex combination of ginseng, ginkgo and saffron extracts, has been scientifically developed and tested by a combined team from the China Academy of Chinese...

Participating states: Australian Capital Territory

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: Queensland

Participating states: South Australia

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 09/12/2014 to 31/12/2020

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Focus groups to co-create an online dementia risk-profiling tool

Research suggests that there are a number of potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia that can be targeted for prevention. We would like to know what people think of being informed of their personal risk of dementia and the best ways to do so using an online tool.

You are invited to take part in a once-off 2-hour focus group to share your views and ideas on developing an...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 08/01/2019 to 30/04/2019

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STAREE - Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly

STAREE is a clinical research study that is investigating whether a cholesterol lowering medication known as a statin can prolong good health and maintain independence amongst older people. STAREE will also investigate whether statin treatment can reduce the need for permanent residential care in this age group.

It is thought that statins may reduce decline in physical and mental...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 18/12/2018 to 31/12/2022

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Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities (Verily)

The Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities (Verily) project is about supporting people who are caring for someone living with dementia or memory loss in a rural setting, and helping rural communities to better understand and support people with dementia and their family and friends. The research trials and evaluates innovative technology and skills-building to increase the capacity of...

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: South Australia

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 08/01/2018 to 20/12/2019

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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 30/06/2019

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