Below is a list of Australian dementia and aged care research studies currently recruiting for participants to take part or complete surveys.
AJDC provides these listings as a free service for Australian researchers seeking to invite people to participate in their research, and members of the public interested in participating or being involved.
For more dementia research participation and engagement opportunities, visit StepUp for Dementia Research. This ‘one-stop shop’ connects individuals – with and without dementia – with researchers conducting studies into dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure. Initially supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health, StepUp for Dementia Research is delivered by the University of Sydney.
Please direct any inquiries about the studies below to the contact name listed for each research study.
Current Research Studies
Telehealth Psychotherapy for Anxiety in Persons with Cognitive Impairment
Anxiety represents one of the most common mental health problems in the population, and can be experienced by people of any age. Anxiety influences a person’s overall wellbeing and quality of life.
The Dementia and Neuro Mental Health Research Unit, at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, is conducting a two-year study to test a new psychotherapeutic intervention delivered via video-conferencing to help combat anxiety and excessive worries in people living with cognitive impairment, irrespective of their location.
Transport technology and dementia
People living with dementia and their care partners are being invited to contribute to a new two-year study which will explore how new transport technologies – such as app-based ride-sharing services and driverless buses – could help people living with dementia improve their quality of life and levels of independence.
Aged Care Data Compare project
Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) are seeking aged care providers, software vendors, geriatricians, health services researchers and developers to be involved in Aged Care Data Compare, a new project launched in July.