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Bush poetry tackling dementia

The isolation of living on a rural property has been identified has one of the biggest challenges of living with someone with early onset dementia.

September is National Dementia Awareness Month.

Jon Vagg’s wife Naomi was diagnosed with the condition when she was 51.

Their family turned their attention to finding a cure to the condition, raising money through a book of bush poetry.

Rural editor Eddie Summerfield caught up with Jon, to find out more about Back Block Bards:

Listen to the full interview above or Subscribe to the National Rural News podcast: http://bit.ly/RuralNewsPodcast

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