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Dementia information for culturally and linguistically diverse communities: sources, access and considerations for effective practice

Desiree Boughtwood, Christopher Shanley, Jon Adams, Yvonne Santalucia, Helena Kyriazopoulos, Dimity Pond, Jeffrey Rowland
Australian Journal of Primary Health 2012, 18 (3): 190-6
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Providing information about dementia has been shown to produce immense benefits for people living with dementia and their carers. The dementia information needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) families have not been comprehensively investigated. Addressing this research gap, the current study examines the perspectives of a range of stakeholders - CALD family caregivers (Arabic, Chinese, Italian and Spanish speaking), bilingual and bicultural workers, bilingual general practitioners and geriatricians - about dementia-related information. The study focussed on sources of information, issues of access and considerations for improving information provision. The main findings that are relevant for improving policy and practice are: the need for a more strategic and coordinated approach to dissemination structures and processes, a greater emphasis on supporting and enhancing the interpersonal aspects of information provision, the need for a greater range of information for CALD communities and the need to ensure information resources and processes reflect the circumstances and needs of these communities.

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