Call for Volunteers: The RAPID Study

The AUPOA are now recruiting volunteers for the RAPID study, a Randomised trial to improve quality of life of people with Dementia.

The University of Melbourne Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age (AUPOA) is looking for volunteers to join the RAPID trial, a two-week study testing a new approach to treating depressive symptoms in people with Alzheimer's Disease called 'cognitive bias modification' (CBM). CBM is an easy to use computer-based intervention that aims to break the viscous cycle of negative thoughts contributing to negative feelings. People who answer 'yes' to the following may be eligible to join the RAPID trial:

  • Have you been diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease?
  • Have you been diagnosed with depression?
  • Are you fluent in written and spoken English?

If you, or someone you know would be interested in participating, please contact Rhoda Lai via telephone: (03) 8387 2483 or email: For more information, please clickhere.