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 family caregiver-delivered interventions for people living with dementia: A randomised controlled trial

If you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for someone with dementia at home, you may be eligible to participate in this research project.

Participants will be randomly assigned to either a home-based music program, a home-based reading program, or a control group. The reading and music programs are designed to be delivered by the family carers who will receive training in their...

Participating states: Queensland

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 01/05/2019 to 30/04/2022

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Preliminary item testing of the Safe Walking Assessment and Planning Tool (SWAP)

This study aims to test the items in the newly developed Safe Walking Assessment and Planning (SWAP) Tool to check that the tool is able to be used by professional and family carers to identify risk associated with dementia-related wandering and to plan appropriate care. The overall aim is to develop a resource for carers to develop strategies around safe walking habits while promoting...

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 04/04/2019 to 30/06/2019

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A rapid magnetic resonance imaging technique for early dementia detection

Accumulation of an insoluble protein called amyloid in the brain is an early indicator of dementia, particularly Alzhemier’s disease. Currently, the most precise way to measure amyloid levels in the brain is through an imaging technique called Positron Emission Tomography (PET) that exposes the patient to radiation.

We have developed a new method using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 03/04/2019 to 03/04/2020

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The role of music therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Music therapy improves the behavioural and cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease but how this occurs is unknown, although neural networks may have a role. Alzheimer's disease has been described as a disconnection syndrome. As the disease progresses from Mild Cognitive Impairment, to mild Alzheimer's disease, to severe Alzheimer's disease, communication between brain areas becomes...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 02/04/2019 to 30/09/2019

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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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The Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) - Trials screening program

This program is currently seeking patients with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment or early Alzheimer's disease who are interested in joining a therapy (drug) trial. Patients are assessed to determine their likely eligibility for trials accepting new patients in Melbourne Victoria, and referred to these trials as appropriate.

Assessment in this program includes:

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    Participating states: Victoria

    Occurring dates: 31/12/2018 to 31/12/2020

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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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