Please take a moment to look at the information and questions and then if you wish to proceed:
- enter your contact details (Part 1)
- answer the 14 questions below (Part 2)
- choose the type of trials you would like to participate in (Part 3)
- click the Sign-Up button
If you would later like to remove yourself from our contact list or alter the information just send an email with your request to email@example.com.
General Information About Research Trials
Trials vary in type. Some test drugs that may prevent or treat dementia. These are called clinical drug trials. Others test lifestyle changes such as exercise programs or the value of intensive treatment of risk factors such as high blood pressure. These are called lifestyle intervention trials. Others follow volunteers for many years to learn more about the causes of dementia. These are sometimes called observational studies. They may ask you to fill in an “on-line” questionnaire and memory test on your home computer. Or they may ask you to have a face-to-face meeting with researchers. These take up more time, and may ask you to have brain scans, to give a blood sample, and to have detailed memory and thinking testing. Some even ask you to have a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to analyse the fluid that surrounds the brain.
If you match our current research requirements, we will contact you to confirm if you are interested in a much more detailed assessment that includes brain scans, blood tests and memory testing. Depending on the test results, you may be recommended to take part in a trial or be included in the ADNeT longitudinal observational study assessing the causes and development of dementia or be asked to consider a clinical drug trial or a lifestyle trial.
You can also download a free App to your smart phone or computer called ClinTrialRefer that lists all dementia treatment trials currently running in Australia and contains the contact details for the trial sites. The dementia trials section of this App is sponsored and managed by the Australian Dementia Network, a Federally funded initiative to fast track trials and improve the quality of diagnosis and care.
Part 1. Contact Details