The Alzheimer’s Society has highlighted that Wales has a more rural population than Scotland and England. Wales’ older population is growing faster in rural areas than urban areas. Men’s Sheds has experienced that access to rural communities has been difficult and it is hard to engage those who live isolated locations. It is recognised that engagement slows down the onset of dementia and that developing new Men’s Sheds groups in rural areas will have significant benefits to individuals.
The Alzheimer’s report is available at: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=3341