Description of the study

    This study is part of the project titled ‘City of Holdfast Bay Dementia-Friendly Community Survey’. In collaboration with the City of Holdfast Bay council, the project will administer either online or paper-based survey to the residents in the City of Holdfast Bay. The project is a precursor to another project to enable ‘Dementia-Friendly Businesses’ (DFB) which contributes to the overall ‘Dementia-Friendly Community’ (DFC) vision of the City of Holdfast Bay. The information gathered would inform policies that would enable the development of sustainable and inclusive environment, to empower people living with dementia to lead a meaningful life connected with their community. A dementia-friendly community and physical environment would have the core characteristics that would benefit all members of the community. This project is supported by Flinders University, College of Nursing & Health Sciences.


    Purpose of the study

    This project aims:

    • To understand the characteristics of older residents in the City of Holdfast Bay.
    • To establish if the older adults in City of Holdfast Bay are engaged in outdoor activities which has the potential to minimise their social isolation.
    • To establish areas for improvement to enable a dementia-friendly community.
    • To establish areas of intervention to raise dementia awareness.
    • To obtain input from residents on how to make the City of Holdfast Bay dementia-friendly.
    • To obtain expression of interest to participate in future dementia-friendly focus groups (Identifying information is collected and kept by the City of Holdfast Bay. The details will remain anonymous to Flinders University researcher.)

    What will I be asked to do?

    You are invited to complete either the paper-based survey or an online survey. Participation is entirely voluntary. The survey will take about 10 to 15 minutes. The Community Wellbeing team from the City of Holdfast Bay will collate the data and forward your survey answers to

    to Dr Lua Perimal-Lewis, College of Nursing and Health Sciences without identifying information . Your responses will be anonymous.You many complete the survey  online at  www.yourviewholdfast.com.DFS  or via a paper survey 
    Please only complete either the online or the paper-based survey. 

    What benefit will I gain from being involved in this study?

    The information gathered through your participation would inform policies that would enable the development of sustainable and inclusive environment, to empower people living with dementia to lead a meaningful life connected with their community. A dementia-friendly community and physical environment would have the core characteristics that would benefit all members of the community. Participation is voluntary. 

    Will I be identifiable by being involved in this study?

    Your  name  is not  required for the  purpose  of this project and you will therefore  be anonymous. Any identifying information (if provided) will be removed by City of Holdfast Bay’s Community Engagement Coordinator, and your comments will not be linked directly to you. If you have completed the section to be involved in a future focus group, this information will be removed from the rest of the survey answers before forwarding it to the researcher. All information and results obtained in this study will be stored in a secure way, with access restricted to relevant researchers. 


    Are there any risks or discomforts if I am involved?

    The researcher does not anticipate risks from your involvement in this study. If you anticipate any potential emotional discomforts by undertaking the survey, please raise them with the researcher by calling +61 8201 2069.

    How do I agree to participate?

    Participation is voluntary. You may choose not to participate in the survey without effect or consequences. If you choose to participate, 

    please complete either the paper-based survey  and post to

    Your View: Dementia Friendly survey
    Reply  Paid 61
    City of  Holdfast Bay 
    PO BOX 19
    BRIGHTON SA
    SA 5048 

    or complete the online survey at:
    www.yourviewholdast.com/DFS 

    Recognition of contribution / time / travel costs

    Participation is voluntary and there will be no recognition for the time taken to complete the survey.

    How will I receive feedback?

    On project completion, outcomes of the project will be available  via www.yourviewholdfast.com/dfs