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


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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StepUp for Dementia Research

StepUp for Dementia Research is an online, postal and telephone service that connects people interested in participating in dementia research with researchers conducting studies into dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure. Anyone in Australia aged 18 and over, with or without dementia, can sign up for StepUp for Dementia Research. Once registered, volunteers will be matched...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 21/06/2019 to 31/12/2021

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Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer's Disease

PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH: The Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH) is investigating a new treatment for people with Alzheimer's disease. Our research is examining whether transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can improve the cognitive symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease such as memory and thinking difficulties.

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Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 17/06/2019 to 30/06/2022

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Customising and configuring the InnoWell Platform, a technology-enabled solution, for better mental health outcomes for the older adult community

The InnoWell Platform is a configurable and customisable digital tool that assists in assessment, monitoring and management of mental ill health and maintenance of wellbeing. It does this by collecting, storing, and reporting health information back to the person and their clinicians to enable transformation to person-centred care.

The InnoWell Platform makes the person and the...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 03/06/2019 to 31/12/2019

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Understanding the health and health service use of people with less common types of dementia

This research project is looking at the health of people with less common types of dementia and how they use health services. It is being run by researchers at UNSW Sydney. We are looking for community members to take part in a ‘Project Advisory Group’. This group will give advice and feedback to the research team as they complete the project.

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    Participating states: All States

    Occurring dates: 16/05/2019 to 13/09/2019

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To feed or not to feed; an exploration of the means of nutrition for acute medical care for patients with end stage dementia: General Public Perceptions

The method of feeding in end-stage dementia is a very difficult and much debated topic, particularly with members of the general public who have (or had) relatives / friends with dementia. Many different opinions exist regarding whether an in-patient with end-stage dementia who presents with difficulty swallowing should be allowed to continue to eat and drink, or whether they should have...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 10/05/2019 to 01/09/2019

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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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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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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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