A new digital talking book aims to make healthcare information easily accessible to carers and those with dementia.
Bolton Clarke’s Information on Dementia in English was developed in collaboration with Dementia Australia and released online this week.
The digital book is the seventh in a series of publications that support health literacy across different subjects.
Diversity manager Jaklina Michael said the project involved 12 months of consultation and design, and would be accessible to those with low literacy and vision impairment, as well as residents who rely on an interpreter.
“The resource is designed for people who have concerns about memory issues or have recently had a dementia diagnosis and their families and carers,” she said.
“It includes topics like diagnosis, dementia and communication; dementia and behavior; self-care information for people with dementia; safety; how to support people with dementia with daily tasks; driving and travel; and planning for the future.
“Dementia is a national health priority for the Australian Government and has profound consequences for the health and quality of life of people with the condition, their family and friends.
“Bolton Clarke is committed to assisting people to learn about and better manage their health, and Information on Dementia in English presents information on how to look after yourself in a way that is easy to understand.”
SOURCE: Aged Care Insite. “Dementia Resource Launched Online.” Aged Care Insite eNews 22 March 2018.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia