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 !