The DCRC is committed to research which meets the needs of consumer for a 'dementia friendly society' and building dementia enabling communities.


Here is a list of key DCRC projects that are currently active - to view a full list, including historical and completed projects, please use the search project at top left of this page)

PROJECT NAME
(listed alphabetically)

TEAM LEAD

CONTACT DCRC

Acculturation and Depression in Older Migrants in Australia

Mr Tze Wei Chan
A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Dr Jess Baker

UNSW

Best practice principles and guidelines for culturally-aware and culturally-sensitive policies, procedures, education and practices in residential dementia care in an increasingly multicultural work environment

Dr Pamela Nichols
A/Prof Barbara Horner

QUT

Caregivers' experience of the decision-making process for placing a person with dementia into a nursing home: comparing caregivers from Chinese ethnic minority with those from English speaking backgrounds


A/Prof Lee-Fay Low

UNSW

Creating a dementia friendly society starting with children (Kids4Dementia)

Dr Jess Baker
A/Prof Belinda Goodenough
A/Prof Lee-Fay Low

UNSW

Defining the desirable characteristics of physical environments for the delivery of support and care to people in the final stages of dementia

Prof Richard Fleming

UNSW

Dementia Literacy in Italian, Greek and Chinese Australians

A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Prof Kaarin Anstey
Prof Henry Brodaty
Prof Brian Draper
Ms Fleur Harrison

UNSW

Dementia, financial abuse and banking: a pilot knowledge translation study for community banking and financial staff

A/Prof Carmelle Peisah
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

Deprescribing in frail older people: a randomised controlled trial

Dr Kathleen Potter
Prof Leon Flicker

UNSW

Depression in Chinese nursing home residents

Ms Ivanna Goh
A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

Development of pathways to care and education for Aboriginal people living with dementia

Kate Smith
Prof Leon Flicker

UNSW

Ensuring a smooth journey: Improving the accessibility of airports for travellers with dementia

Dr Maria O'Reilly
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Ms Sandra Jeavons

QUT

Environmental and lifestyle risk factors for younger onset dementia.

Ms Monica Cations

UNSW

Environmental design for people with dementia: charting the gap between theory and practice in the design of new residential facilities

Prof Richard Fleming

UNSW

Evaluating the impact of the environment on physical activity levels and healthcare outcomes for people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities

A/Prof Victoria Traynor
Prof Lynn Chenoweth
Professor Yun-Hee Jeon

UNSW

Evaluation of the reliability of a tool for the assessment of the enabling/disabling features of public buildings and public spaces used by people with dementia

Prof Richard Fleming
Dr Lyn Phillipson

UNSW

Examining perceived stigma in persons with progressive memory loss such as dementia: An Australian study

Prof Elizabeth Beattie
A/Prof Barbara Horner
Prof Wendy Moyle
Mr David Wellman

QUT

Friendships and social structures: Understanding, assessing and improving social networks for persons living in residential care (FRIEND Study)

Ms Anne-Nicole Casey

UNSW

Guide on sexuality in RACFs

Dr. Michael Bauer
Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
Dr Laura Tarzia
Prof Rhonda Nay
Prof Elizabeth Beattie

QUT

Improving support for caregivers of people with dementia from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds by strengthening community care services: a randomised controlled trial

Associate Professor Lily Dongxia Xiao
Prof Brian Draper
Dr Anita De Bellis
Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos

UNSW

Indigenous People with Dementia

Prof Lisa Jackson Pulver, Prof GA (Tony) Broe, Dr Simon Chalkley, Hamish Robertson, Rachelle Arkles
Prof Brian Draper

UNSW

Infrequent flyers? Exploring the issue of air travel and dementia from the perspective of people with dementia, their carers, airline staff and airport services.

Dr Maria O'Reilly
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Ms Nicole Shepherd

QUT

Injury-related hospitalisations in people with dementia: causes, consequences and costs

Dr Lara Harvey
Professor Jacqueline Close
Prof Henry Brodaty
Prof Brian Draper
A/Prof Rebecca Mitchell

UNSW

Knowledge Translation in Environmental Design of Residential Aged Care Facilities for people with dementia

Prof Richard Fleming
Dr Lyn Phillipson

UNSW

Lifespace and people with dementia - measuring and re-enabling continued community participation

Dr Jacki Liddle
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Fleur Harrison

UNSW

Literature review of dementia services in rural and remote settings

Prof Leon Flicker

UNSW

Pilot and evaluation of 'Coping with care-giving' - an intervention for carers of people living with dementia from culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Dr Desiree Leone
Prof Brian Draper

UNSW

Predicting cognitive trajectory in ageing

Ms Ada Lo
Prof Perminder Sachdev

UNSW

Predictors and correlates of cognitive decline in people with intellectual disability

Professor Julian Trollor
Prof Henry Brodaty
Prof Perminder Sachdev

UNSW

Prevalence of Dementia in the Torres Strait

Dr Edward Strivens
Prof Leon Flicker

UNSW

Profile, Correlates and Predictors of Cognitive Decline in Fragile X Premutation Carriers

Professor Julian Trollor

UNSW

Promoting Healthy Ageing in two at-risk populations: People with Intellectual Disability, and their family carers

Professor Julian Trollor
Elizabeth Evans
Prof Henry Brodaty
Prof Perminder Sachdev

UNSW

Responding to sexuality in residential aged care: The development of an assessment tool for people with dementia

Dr. Michael Bauer
Prof Rhonda Nay
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh

QUT

Review of current seating practices in supporting people living with dementia in residential aged care

A/Prof Christopher Poulos
Ms Juliet Kelly
Ms Robyn Chapman
Ms Annette Crane
Ms Rebecca Forbes
Ms Meredith Gresham
Ms Rene LeGrange
Ms Virginia Moore
Mr Sam Neylon

QUT

Review of the role of technology and environmental design in delivering better care outcomes for people with dementia

Prof Richard Fleming

UNSW

Sexualities and Dementia: Improve Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Aged Care via interactive live webinars

Dr Cindy Jones
Prof Wendy Moyle
A/Prof Belinda Goodenough

 

The Australian Experience and Management of Dementia-related Stigma

Dr Simon Colquhoun
A/Prof Barbara Horner
Prof Wendy Moyle
Prof Elizabeth Beattie

QUT

The BPSD Guide: developing resources appropriate for remote Aboriginal communities

BPSD Team 
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Kim Burns
Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha

UNSW

The INSPIRED Study - Improving Service Provision in Early Onset Dementia

Prof Brian Draper
Dr Adrienne Withall
Professor Julian Trollor
Ms Monica Cations
Ms Fiona White

UNSW

The knowledge and attitudes of healthcare workers and other health facility staff in a large regional health district regarding the care of people with dementia

Professor Wendy Smyth
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Prof Wendy Moyle

QUT

The Sage-ID Study: The Predictors and Correlates of Cognitive Decline in People with Intellectual Disability: a Questionnaire study

Professor Julian Trollor
Prof Henry Brodaty
Prof Perminder Sachdev

UNSW

The SOCIAL (Social Orientation of Care in Aged Living) Study

Ms Janet Mitchell
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

The social participation of carers of people with dementia

Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
Prof Wendy Moyle
Prof Rhonda Nay

QUT

The Sydney-Shanghai Residential Care Study

Ms Helen Wu
A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

The use of environmental assessment tools for the evaluation of Australian residential facilities for people with dementia

Prof Richard Fleming

UNSW

Understanding dementia in urban, rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland

Dr Gail Garvey
Prof Elizabeth Beattie

QUT

Understanding how the neighbourhood environment influences brain and cognitive health in older adults

A/Prof Kathryn Ellis
Prof Nicola Lautenschlager

ANU