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Getting Home Safely With Dementia

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This study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 2000000117).

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 with a camera.

We are looking for people who are professional carers (eg, 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 minutes of online education before your selected discussion session
  • being available for two online discussion sessions (10am-11.30am and 1pm-2.30pm) on either Tuesday 24 November 2020 or Tuesday 1 December 2020, and
  • completing an online survey.

Total time commitment is 4.5 hours over six weeks. As a thank you, all participants will receive a $100 gift card.

Closing date for participant applications is 17 November 2020 and the study runs from 24 November 2020 – 1 December 2020.

For more information about the project contact Dr Margaret MacAndrew margaret.macandrew@qut.edu.au

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