Improving the outcomes of people with dementia who go missing

Occurring Dates: 
01/08/2019 to 01/10/2019
Participant Duration: 
10 to 20 minutes to complete an online survey
State of study: 
All States

The Getting Home Safely Project aims to revise and develop a standardised approach to reporting a missing person with dementia in Australia to improve health outcomes for this vulnerable population. To help us get a sense of the current understanding of procedures for reporting a missing person in Australia we are looking for participants from the general public to complete an anonymous online survey. The survey consists of multiple choice and short answer questions. In return, you will have the opportunity to learn about the current advice for reporting missing people and your responses may contribute to improving the outcomes of people with dementia who get lost in the future.

To participate you need to be:

  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Able to read and understand English
  • Able to complete an online survey

If you would like to complete the survey, please click on the following link:

Further Information: 

For further information about this project please contact Margaret MacAndrew at or on (07) 3138 5956.

This project is funded by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation. Ethics approval has been received from QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1900000253).

Study Address: 
Study will be conducted from QUT, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Queensland. Participants can be based anywhere in Australia as the data collection is done online.
Full Name: 
Dr Margaret MacAndrew
Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, Queensland University of Technology
Phone Number: 
(07) 3138 5956