Join our online forum: Getting Home Safely

Published on: November 2, 2020

Participate in an online forum to help improve outcomes for people with dementia who go missing

People with dementia are at greater risk of getting lost and experiencing devastating outcomes as a result. This risk is exacerbated by confusion about how to report a missing person with dementia to Police which can delay search efforts. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is leading research to help address this.

We are looking for participants around Australia to help develop national recommendations for reporting a missing person with dementia. You will learn about this issue by completing online education modules and then join small online group discussions to share your ideas.

To be eligible you need to be aged 18 years or older, read and understand English and have access to an internet connected device.

We are looking for people who are professional or family carers of people with dementia, members of the emergency services or members of the public.

Participation involves:

  • completing 75 mins of online education before your selected discussion session,
  • being available for two online discussion sessions (10-11:30am and 1 to 2:30pm) on either Tuesday 24 November 2020 or Tuesday 1 December 2020, and
  • completing an online survey.

As a thank you, all participants will receive a $100 gift card.

To register and consent please visit:

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For more information about the project, visit: https://research.qut.edu.au/gettinghomesafely/