Alzheimer’s Australia has its own ‘Dementia Research Foundation’ which funds some major pieces of research into dementia in Australia.
The Foundation has recently updated its website information (see Get involved: the Dementia Research Foundation) setting out all the major studies where researchers are currently recruiting for participants (at the moment about 15 across Australia).
It might not be for everyone, but for the right person being involved in a dementia research project can be a stimulating experience, with the person with dementia and/or their carer feeling that their view is listened to and valued.
For each study, the website explains who is conducting the research and where, where participants can be recruited from, what would be expected of participants, and the closing date for involvement.
The list makes for interesting reading, and it’s clear that there’s a lot more going on now than there was even five years ago.