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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


Understanding the experience of people who support a person with dementia

This study will address a gap in research by investigating how male carers of people with dementia differ in their approach to the caring role in comparison to female carers of people with dementia. Men and women living in Australia, aged above 18 and who are the primary (non-paid) carers of a person with dementia are invited to participate.

The demands of the caring role have...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/03/2020 to 31/05/2020

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Language in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are a growing problem worldwide. However, we still know relatively little about the language features of different neurodegenerative disorders. This study aims to examine these features with a view to improving the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of clients with these conditions.

The focus of this...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 02/01/2020 to 31/08/2020

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Psychosocial aspects of caring for those with dementia: A male perspective

The aim of this study is to examine the experiences of male caregivers of those living with dementia, and their perceptions on how psychosocial aspects (relationships/socialisation and mental wellbeing) of their lives have been impacted. It also aims to gain a deeper understanding of the lives of male carers and their psychosocial needs.

Current or past (informal) male carers for...

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 29/11/2019 to 01/03/2020

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Ecological assessment of cognition by the occupational therapist

This research aims to further develop a relatively new cognitive assessment, the Multiple Errands Test-Revised, which looks at the impact of someone's cognition (thinking skills) on their ability to complete everyday tasks. This will mean that we can better help people with cognitive impairment to identify difficulties they might have at home, and to find strategies to help them be as...

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 18/11/2019 to 18/08/2020

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Characteristics of higher-level gait disorders and their association with cognitive impairment

This research study is exploring the relationship between gait (walking pattern) and thinking. We are interested in how walking patterns, such as walking with small shuffling steps or unsteadiness when turning and avoiding obstacles, are related to problem solving and thinking. We plan to use this information to develop interventions to help people to walk safely, and reduce their risk of...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 04/11/2019 to 10/09/2023

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Closing the evidence-practice gap in young onset dementia care: a pilot implementation trial

This is a two-phase project. Firstly, we’ll be distributing an online survey to people living with younger onset dementia and/or their families or care givers about their experience of service provision with the NDIS and the aged care sector. The information obtained from this questionnaire will then inform phase two, a translational research project, to improve collaboration between the...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 22/10/2019 to 28/02/2021

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Community-based arts activities for older people with dementia

The question in this exploratory study is “How do community-based arts activities take into account the rights, needs, and identity of older people with dementia?" This study considers the role of people living with dementia in the community and their rights to contribute to programs and activities that may have an impact on them.

The study will explore the participants’...

Participating states: Tasmania

Occurring dates: 17/06/2019 to 17/02/2020

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Deferiprone to Delay Dementia (The 3D study): a clinical proof of concept study

This study is a phase 2, randomised, placebo-controlled, multicentre study to investigate the safety and efficacy of Deferiprone in participants with Alzheimer's disease. In this study, the investigators aim to determine whether Deferiprone (15 mg/kg BID orally) slows cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients.

Florey Institute scientists have demonstrated that cognitive abilities...

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 30/01/2018 to 30/06/2021

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An exploration into the connection between chronic illness, patient-carer relationships and wellbeing in the community

Researchers at the University of Canberra are looking to explore the connection between patient-caregiving relationships, chronic/complex illnesses and caregiver wellbeing.

We are looking for adults who provide informal care for another adult with a chronic or complex health condition such as heart disease, respiratory illnesses, cancer, diabetes, neurological disorders, arthritis...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 25/09/2019 to 15/11/2019

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Exploring perceptions, barriers and facilitators to a self-compassion intervention for people caring for a family member aged 65+ years

Jenny Murfield, a PhD student at Griffith University, is currently undertaking a research project to develop a self-compassion based intervention to better support the emotional health needs of people caring for family members/friends/neighbours aged 65+ years.

As part of this, Jenny is conducting interviews to explore perceptions of self-compassion, and find out what you think...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 09/09/2019 to 30/11/2019

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