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


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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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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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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