A new digital talking book providing information on dementia in plain English aims to make important information easily accessible for people with dementia and carers.

The Information on Dementia in English talking book, developed by Bolton Clarke and Dementia Australia and released this week, is a multi-media tool that can be viewed or listened to on a computer or tablet.

Bolton Clarke Diversity Manager Jaklina Michael said the project involved about 12 months of consultation and design and was designed to be accessible for everyone, including people with low general literacy, disabilities such as vision impairment and people who would receive the information through 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.

The resource is available at https://www.boltonclarke.com.au/talking-books/information-on-dementia/english/

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