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Hello from Germany


Registered User
Dec 31, 2015
Hi, I´m from Germany and I work with Alzheimer-Patients since some years.

I'm always interested to talk with other persons about dementia. So I found this forum. My english is not the best, but I´ll try. The grammar and I ... we are not the best friends.

I´m not a nurse, I´m something like a companion. I have the possibility to spend more time with the patients than the nurses … I talk to them, go for a walk, read a book, sing old songs … or just hold the hand without a word.

Sometimes I have luck and we find a little moment of their memories. And in these moments I get the best result for my work ... a smile.

These moments are so important because they get the feeling everything is alright.

It's okay to eat the food with the fingers. It´s okay to ask the same questions and forget the answers.

It´s okay to be in their own world.

Maybe it makes no sense what they are doing … for us. But behind it all is a sense. But if we try to see through the eyes of people with dementia, one can understand, what the reason is for their acting.

I know, it is not easy. But living with dementia is not the end, it is another beginning.

All my best wishes to the new year !

Sue J

Registered User
Dec 9, 2009
Guten Sylvesterabend Kira wilkommen an TP:)

There's my bit of German! Good to hear your experiences, will look out for your posts
Best wishes


Registered User
Aug 24, 2013
"Gesundes neues Jahr" according to google, whatever, happy new year and welcome to TP. Like you say "It´s okay to be in their own world" you have to join in their world, they can't join us in ours.

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