This Research Project is conducted by the Macquarie University School of Psychological Sciences and the Macquarie University Lifespan Health and Wellbeing Research Centre    

We value your input in this Dementia Study: 

to understand the social connections of people with

Mild Cognitive Impairment/early dementia and their carers/supporters.

What are the barriers and facilitators of social connections?

Are you eligible to participate in the study?
• Are you 60 years and over?
• Have you been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early dementia?
• Are you caring for/supporting someone with MCI/early dementia? • Are you a past family or friend carer/supporter and can help us understand social connections from your lived experience?  

Macquarie University is conducting research to understand what factors make it difficult to maintain social activities once someone has been diagnosed with MCI/early dementia or has started caring for/supporting someone with MCI/early dementia. We also want to know what factors help people to maintain social activities.

There are two ways to participate:
Survey: Completing a survey (online or post) The survey is confidential and will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. The survey will involve additional measurements of mood. (anxiety and depression) All survey participants receive a $20 voucher each.
Zoom meeting:  The zoom focus group meeting will take 70-90 minutes. The person living with MCI/early dementia and the carer/supporter will participate in the same focus group. All focus group participants receive a $40 voucher each.    

For more information, please contact

Dr Diana Matovic (02) 9850 8655 or