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


Improving the outcomes of people with dementia who go missing

The Getting Home Safely Project aims to revise and develop a standardised approach to reporting a missing person with dementia in Australia to improve health outcomes for this vulnerable population. To help us get a sense of the current understanding of procedures for reporting a missing person in Australia we are looking for participants from the general public to complete an anonymous...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/08/2019 to 01/10/2019

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Sleep disturbance as a feature of dementia with Lewy bodies

Researchers at Austin Health (in collaboration with The University of Melbourne) are seeking healthy older adult (60+ years) volunteer research participants for a study that is investigating night-time sleep. This is part of a wider study which is researching sleep disturbances in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

The study aims to compare the sleep patterns of DLB...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 01/08/2019 to 31/12/2019

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Social Cognition Ageing Study

The purpose of the Social Cognition Ageing Study (SocCog) is to learn more about social cognitive function at different stages of the adult lifespan. Social cognition refers broadly to how we interpret and make sense of social situations in our environment, and is therefore critical for successful communication, and in turn, good social functioning and wellbeing. We hope that the findings of...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 31/07/2019 to 31/12/2021

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CogNet: Developing and evaluating an online Healthy Brain Ageing psychoeducation and cognitive training intervention for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

This feasibility pilot study will evaluate whether a structured Healthy Brain Ageing (HBA) cognitive training (CT) and psychoeducation program delivered as an online intervention (i.e. CogNet) is efficacious for cognitive performance.

We welcome people over the age of 50 with memory or cognitive difficulties to participate in this study. This study is a two-arm randomised trial...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 29/07/2019 to 27/07/2020

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CogSCAN: Evaluation of computerised cognitive tests in healthy older adults

Researchers at the University of New South Wales are seeking volunteer research participants to help evaluate computer-administered cognitive tests as a new technology with enormous potential to improve the way we evaluate memory and thinking in older adults. You can help to assess their user-friendliness and acceptability for older Australians.

Since computerised tests are being...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 18/07/2019 to 31/12/2020

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MRI detection of changes in prefrontal network connectivity in Mild Cognitive Impairment and early Alzheimer's dementia

Participants aged 65 years and older who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia within the past 2 years are being sought to participate in a pilot study to identify imaging markers for dementia.

Using cutting edge magnetic resonance imaging brain scanning techniques, the study aims to identify changes in brain connectivity and function that appear before the appearance of...

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 05/07/2019 to 01/11/2019

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Living with dementia: Perspectives and experience of persons with dementia and their family caregivers from a Muslim and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background in Australia

The main purpose of this research is to understand the perspectives and experiences of persons with dementia and their family carers from a migrant Muslim background in Australia. In doing so, this research aims to develop a model of dementia care to meet the needs and expectations of Muslim people living with dementia and their family caregivers in this country. In the long run, it may help...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 08/05/2017 to 01/07/2021

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Phenomenological and embodied experience associated with ageing in older adults

Researchers at UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) Paddington campus are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about how older adults perceive ageing and how they are personally experiencing the ageing process, including any changes they may have noticed in their own brain functioning over time, experiencing mild cognitive impairment, or receiving a diagnosis of...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019

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CogStep Phase 2.0: Evaluation of a 12-week combined home-based exercise and psycho-education program on dementia risk, mood, health knowledge, cognition, sleep, metabolic markers and brain connectivity in individuals with cognitive difficulties.

The CogStep 2.0 research study aims to investigate the effect of a 12-week home-based exercise and psycho-education program on dementia risk factors, wellbeing (mood, sleep and general health), cognition (memory and other thinking skills), metabolism and brain function in older adults with cognitive difficulties. We welcome people over the age of 60 with cognitive difficulties, who currently...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 01/06/2019 to 09/08/2019

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The health and wellbeing of people caring for an older family member, friend, or neighbour

The world has an ageing population, and there are more community dwelling older adults than ever before whom are care-dependent and require some aspect of long-term care support. We know from data that most of this care is provided by an informal and unpaid network of family members, friends, and neighbours, whom undertake a range of ongoing activities to support the older adult physically,...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 30/06/2019 to 31/12/2019

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