|From the Carer Support Dorset Newsletter|
“For those working in farming and living in rural communities, a dementia diagnosis can have a significant impact on the ability to farm successfully and safely. For many farmers, their work is also their home and there’s no option to take some time off. In addition, when living in rural communities there may be an increased risk of isolation as there are fewer people in physical proximity.
Jennifer is a farmer’s wife whose husband developed dementia. She has been working with the Farming Community Network (FCN) to reach other carers in similar positions with some of the information and support she found most helpful when she started caring.
Jennifer has put together a very helpful booklet, called Angels in Gumboots, in association with the Farming Community Network containing a wealth of information particularly useful for those who are part of a farming family or live rurally; but equally it has lots of helpful advice for anyone who is starting out supporting someone with dementia.
Download a copy of the booklet below. If you would like a printed version of the booklet posted to you, contact the FCN helpline on 03000 111 999 or email [email protected]. ”