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


Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities (Verily)

The Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities (Verily) project is about supporting people who are caring for someone living with dementia or memory loss in a rural setting, and helping rural communities to better understand and support people with dementia and their family and friends. The research trials and evaluates innovative technology and skills-building to increase the capacity of...

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: South Australia

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 08/01/2018 to 20/12/2019

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GRADUATE: A Phase III, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, efficacy and safety study of Gantenerumab in patients with early (prodromal to mild) Alzheimer's disease

The GRADUATE study is a Phase III Placebo-controlled clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of an investigational medication (Gantenerumab) in patients with early (prodromal to mild) Alzheimer’s disease. This investigational medication has already had some testing in humans for safety and effectiveness and is now being tested in a larger group of people to determine if the drug...

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: Queensland

Participating states: South Australia

Participating states: Western Australia

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 18/05/2018 to 31/12/2019

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A longitudinal investigation of the neurophysiological changes related to cognitive performance and the effects of neuromodulation in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Do you have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)? We are seeking adults aged 50 to 70 years who would like to help us investigate the effects of non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation on brain activity and cognition over time in people who meet criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

MCI refers to a decline in memory that does not impact on daily functioning. This...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 03/10/2018 to 31/12/2021

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Program for family and friends of people with a diagnosis of dementia

Carers of people with dementia face many challenges. The development of effective programs that support carers is vital to the quality of life of both the carer and the person they are caring for.

This research aims to determine the whether the StrAtegies for RelaTives (START) program is more effective in improving coping, wellbeing and mood in carers of people with dementia, than...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 01/10/2016 to 01/12/2019

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The Lewy Body Study

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a relatively common form of dementia in older age. People with DLB often have similar symptoms to people with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Lewy bodies are tiny deposits of alpha-synuclein (a protein) in the nerve cells of the brain. It is not known exactly what causes the abnormal build-up of these Lewy bodies in the brain. In order to find...

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 19/07/2018 to 31/12/2020

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A Phase 2b/3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled 48-week Safety and Efficacy trial of ANAVEX2-73 for the Treatment of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Anavex Life Sciences is seeking volunteers to participate in a new clinical trial for people with mild Alzheimer's disease. ANAVEX2-73 is a small molecule that has shown in research studies to improve mental activities that are involved in learning, remembering and using general daily knowledge. These results are associated with ANAVEX2-73 possibly having protective properties on the brain...

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: Queensland

Participating states: South Australia

Participating states: Western Australia

Participating states: Victoria

Occurring dates: 05/07/2018 to 30/07/2020

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Living with Dementia and Driving

The Living with Dementia and Driving study is a National Health & Medical Research Council funded study that aims to investigate ways to support people with dementia and their family members cope with driving and stopping driving. Participants in the study and their care partner will have an opportunity to participate in a community-based support and education program called CarFreeMe....

Participating states: Australian Capital Territory

Participating states: New South Wales

Participating states: Queensland

Occurring dates: 01/03/2018 to 30/06/2020

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Identifying and supporting the needs of people with dementia and their families – strengthening communication skills for formal and informal carers

Can we use a digital avatar to help carers improve their communication with people with dementia? This study investigates the 'real world' impact of training family carers and paid support workers using a simulated person with dementia called Jim.

In this study, you will talk with “Jim” - a virtual person with dementia. You will attend a training session to practice communication...

Participating states: Western Australia

Occurring dates: 20/03/2018 to 20/12/2019

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The Healthy Brain Project - an Australian-first online study of psychological, lifestyle and genetic factors that increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The main purpose of this study is to track the cognitive, lifestyle and psychological markers of 4000-5000 community-based middle-aged adults (40-65 years inclusive) over five years online, in relation to genetic risk factors that are shown to increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease dementia in older adults. We are interested in determining whether we can detect extremely subtle signs of memory...

Participating states: All States

Occurring dates: 03/04/2017 to 01/01/2022

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