The DCRC network has developed and validated many new tools, in addition to reviewing the validity of existing measures 


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

A Pilot Study of a Modified Version of the KICA

Prof Lisa Jackson-Pulver
Prof Leon Flicker
Prof Tony Broe
Ms Gail Daylight
Dr Holly Mack

UNSW

A review of available translated cognitive assessment tools for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Dr Dina LoGiudice
Prof Daniel O'Connor

UNSW

Additional BPSD Guide resources for different end-users: clinicians and families

BPSD Team 
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Kim Burns
Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha

UNSW

Allen's Model of Functional Cognition and dementia using the Large Allen's Cognitive Level Screen (LACLS) Tool to identify and manage functional impairment

Ms Jacqueline Wesson
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

ANDI-II-1C Taking research tools into clinical Practice: Image similarity metrics

Dr Nicolas Cherbuin
Dr Andrew Janke
Dr Moyra Mortby

ANU

ANDI-II-A Taking research tools into clinical Practice: Model-based image "type" detection

Dr Andrew Janke
Dr Nicolas Cherbuin
Dr Moyra Mortby

ANU

ANDI-II-B Taking research tools into clinical Practice: Symmetric model generation

Dr Andrew Janke
Dr Nicolas Cherbuin
Dr Moyra Mortby

ANU

Assess suitability of multiplexing

Prof Ralph Martins
Dr Andrea C. Wilson

ANU

Assessing Alzheimer’s disease risk online: What is the relationship between risk factors and objective and subjective memory performance?

Dr Maree Farrow
Prof Kaarin Anstey
A/Prof Kathryn Ellis

ANU

Assessment of Depression for Quality Care Study (ADEQUACIES)

Professor Yun-Hee Jeon
A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Prof Lynn Chenoweth
Prof Daniel O'Connor
Prof Henry Brodaty
Prof Elizabeth Beattie

UNSW

Australian neuropsychological normative study of older persons

Dr Nicole Kochan
Prof Perminder Sachdev
Prof Henry Brodaty
Prof Kaarin Anstey
Dr Melissa Slavin

UNSW

Building delirium care for people with dementia into the emergency department (ED): Systematic development of the Delirium Action Response in ED (DARe-ED) intervention

Prof Elizabeth Beattie

QUT

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Biomarkers for use in Alzheimer's Disease research

Dr Andrea C. Wilson
A/Prof Kathryn Ellis
Prof Ralph Martins

ANU

Computerised neuropsychological testing for early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and dementia

Dr Nicole Kochan
Prof Perminder Sachdev
Dr Melissa Slavin
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

Creating a dementia friendly society starting with children (Kids4Dementia)

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

UNSW

Dementia Outcomes Measurement Suite (DOMS)

Prof Henry Brodaty
Dr Liesbeth Aerts
Mr Adam Bentvelzen

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

Developing a sustainable research capacity building program for community based dementia services: SPEAKE

Dr Megan Heffernan
Dr Tiffany Jessop
A/Prof Belinda Goodenough
Ms Ruby Tsang

UNSW

Development and validation of short forms of the Australian National University Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Index (ANU-ADRI)

Ms Sarang Kim
Prof Kaarin Anstey
Dr Nicolas Cherbuin

ANU

Development of an assessment tool to measure person centred care in residential settings (P-CAT)

Prof Rhonda Nay
Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh

QUT

Diagnosing dementia in the oldest-old

Dr Melissa Slavin

UNSW

Evaluating residential facilities for people in the later stages of dementia

Prof Richard Fleming

UNSW

Evaluation of an electronic application developed to support BPSD management in clinical practice

BPSD Team 
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Kim Burns
Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha

UNSW

Evaluation of candidate biomarkers in platelets

Prof Ralph Martins
Dr Andrea C. Wilson
Dr Stephanie Rainey-Smith

ANU

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

Everyday decision-making: the experience of people living with dementia

Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
Prof Rhonda Nay

QUT

Examining the utility of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) as a vehicle for improving staff skills and knowledge in care planning and management of behavioural and psychological symptons of dementia

Professor Yun-Hee Jeon
Prof Lynn Chenoweth
A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Prof Daniel O'Connor

UNSW

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

HIP-D Facilitator and Participant Workbook

Prof Gill Lewin
A/Prof Barbara Horner
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Ms Sarah White

QUT

I2I-A: Innovation to Implementation - Australia: Development and Trial of a Knowledge Translation Planning Tool

A/Prof Belinda Goodenough
Dr Michael Young
Mrs Tracy Higgins

UNSW

Identifying specific biomarkers for AD

Prof Ralph Martins
Dr Veer Bala Gupta

ANU

Improvement of GP use of screening for cognitive impairment

Prof Henry Brodaty
Prof Dimity Pond
Prof Brian Draper
Dr Katrin Seeher
Dr Liesbeth Aerts

UNSW

Improving anxiety assessment and management in people with dementia: Validation of an informant measure and pilot testing of a multi-component behavioural intervention.

Prof Elizabeth Beattie

QUT

iPhone and iPad dementia risk reduction app evaluation

Dr Maree Farrow
Dr Chris Hatherly

ANU

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

Dr Jacki Liddle
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Fleur Harrison

UNSW

Manuals for Younger Onset Dementia

Dr Adrienne Withall

UNSW

Pilot evaluation of the effectiveness and feasibility of a personalised multimedia interface device for aged care residents with dementia and agitated behaviour

Prof Daniel O'Connor
Professor Yun-Hee Jeon
Dr Tanya Davison

UNSW

Plasma AB isoforms measurement

Prof Colin Masters
Prof Ralph Martins
A/Prof Kathryn Ellis

ANU

Plasma apoE measurement

Prof Ralph Martins
Dr Andrea C. Wilson
Prof Colin Masters

ANU

Plasma IDE measurement

Prof Ralph Martins
Dr Andrea C. Wilson
Prof Colin Masters

ANU

PROGRAM: The BPSD Guide - Resource Development, Dissemination and Evaluation

BPSD Team 
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Kim Burns
Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha

UNSW

Proteomics for discovery of novel biomarkers

Prof Ralph Martins
Dr Andrea C. Wilson
Prof Colin Masters

ANU

Proteomics for discovery of novel biomarkers

Prof Colin Masters
Prof Ralph Martins
A/Prof Kathryn Ellis

ANU

Resource for Home Carers

Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Ms Sandra Jeavons
Ms Catherine Wyles

QUT

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

Scoping project for the National Dementia Register in Australia

Prof Henry Brodaty
Dr Karolina Krysinska

UNSW

Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE): a randomised controlled trial of humour therapy in residential care

A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Prof Henry Brodaty
Prof Lynn Chenoweth
Prof Richard Fleming
Dr Peter Spitzer
Mr Jean-Paul Bell
A/Prof Belinda Goodenough
Ms Anne-Nicole Casey

UNSW

The BPSD Guide: developing resources appropriate for remote Aboriginal communities

BPSD Team 
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Kim Burns
Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha

UNSW

The Change in Cognition with Age Questionnaire (CICAQ)

Prof Henry Brodaty
Dr Megan Heffernan
A/Prof Lee-Fay Low

UNSW

The experiences and processes for decision-making by direct care staff in residential aged care facilities when making decisions about people with dementia

Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh

QUT

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

Prof Richard Fleming

UNSW

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to enhance outcomes from computer facilitated cognitive training in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

Dr Adith Mohan
Prof Perminder Sachdev
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

User experiences and perceptions of an online Alzheimer's disease risk assessment tool – the Australian National University Alzheimer’s disease risk index (ANU-ADRI)

Dr Maree Farrow
Prof Kaarin Anstey
Dr Nicolas Cherbuin
Dr Elodie O'Connor

ANU

Using 'nurse sensitive indicators' to examine hospital dementia services.

Ms Kasia Bail

UNSW

What is a good day out? Working towards optimal day centre respite care and ways to measure it.

Dr Elaine Fielding
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Prof Richard Fleming
A/Prof Belinda Goodenough
Ms Margaret MacAndrew
Dr Maria O'Reilly

QUT