Online forum to help develop national recommendations for reporting a missing person with dementia in Australia.

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
4.5 hours in total spread over 6 weeks
State of study
All States

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 with a camera. We are looking for people who are professional carer (e.g. nurses, doctors and allied health), 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.

Further information

For more information about the project and to register, visit:

This research project has been funded by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF) and has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 2000000117).

Study Address
Participating in this study can all be done online.
Full Name
Margaret MacAndrew
Queensland University of Technology
Phone Number
(07) 3138 5956