One family with a relative with dementia are planning to take part in a John Muir Award as a pilot approach to how this would work for many more families. The family needed to select a wild place and the gentleman with dementia chose Firestone Copse on the Isle of Wight. This copse is rich in red squirrels and also includes the rare Bechstein bat. The older member of the family recalled details of the copse from his visits over an 80 year period. The family are returning with him to see once again his memorable wild place and how they can work together to conserve the copse for others to continue to enjoy over the next 80 years. I will keep you posted on how they get on.
Photo courtesy of Red Funnel
Dr Kim Brown