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


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.

WHAT IS TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC...

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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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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Placebo controlled clinical trial of sailuotong for patients with vascular dementia or Alzheimer’s disease with cerebrovascular disease

This phase III clinical trial is investigating the efficacy and safety of a standardised Chinese herbal formula, Sailuotong (SLT) for vascular dementia or mixed dementia (Alzheimer’s disease with cerebrovascular disease). SLT, a complex combination of ginseng, ginkgo and saffron extracts, has been scientifically developed and tested by a combined team from the China Academy of Chinese...

Participating states: Australian Capital Territory

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: Queensland

Participating states: South Australia

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 09/12/2014 to 31/12/2020

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STAREE - Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly

STAREE is a clinical research study that is investigating whether a cholesterol lowering medication known as a statin can prolong good health and maintain independence amongst older people. STAREE will also investigate whether statin treatment can reduce the need for permanent residential care in this age group.

It is thought that statins may reduce decline in physical and mental...

Participating states: New South Wales

Occurring dates: 18/12/2018 to 31/12/2022

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