In Dementia Action Week, Rural Doctors Foundation shares some useful tips provided by Dementia Australia for those caring for someone with dementia.
Like Rural Doctors Foundation, Justine is small yet mighty with a lot of heart. She is a down to earth rural hero who is wife to Gary and mum to her three kids – Shalia aged 22, Tianna 16 and Korbyn 14 yrs old.
And for most, being a wife to a DIDO hubby and mum to three kids is enough to keep you busy – but after significant events in her life – Justine was not content to sit back – she felt there was more she could do to help others in need.
The crucial role women play in improving rural wellbeing is being increasingly recognised. This International Day of Rural Women (October 15), Rural Doctors Foundation spoke with Dr Sue Masel about the important role women play in rural communities. Sue is the current Rural Doctors Foundation Secretary. She is looked to as a leader in rural health nationally, at a state level and in the town of Goondiwindi.
Farm safety statistics on deaths and injuries in 2020 is sobering reading. The latest Farmsafe report shows the range of most common injuries and deaths on the farm. These are tragedies that devastate rural communities, and their doctors. St George GP, Dr Adam Coltzau discusses these statistics. He also addresses some ways we can make farms safer.