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The diagnosis of dementia, everything changes. Because the disease is more than just forgetfulness. One of the most common forms of dementia Alzheimer’s disease. 21. September is the world made with the world-Alzheimertag to this disease. In Switzerland alone, over 100’000 people with dementia live.

a VIEW has a demand in his Community, such as family members, and Affected with this disease deal with it. The goal of The reader is to tell each other their stories, say what they want from people who are not directly affected by this destiny and each other tips and advice in dealing with dementia patients people give.

The beginning reader Michi power. His father died of Alzheimer’s. For him the most important thing: “don’t Correct the Affected constantly, if the Sick person says something wrong, or is doing – that is putting him under pressure and causes Stress. Rather try to place you in his world and to talk to him positively. Take him out of his fears, even if he no longer knows your name, suddenly, no longer know who you are – never forget, you know who he is! So be there for him, as well as it goes.”

“Beautiful and rewarding moments”

The wife of VIEW-readers Eduard is 66 years old and has for the last ten years of Alzheimer’s. Not an easy Situation for him. His tip: “understanding and patience towards the people with dementia and to care for him out of love for as long as possible at home in a familiar environment.” Eduard is still working 50 percent, and he is supported by the Spitex and the daughter. So that Eduard can handle time administrative in peace and quiet or simply take a break, spends his wife two days per week in a day clinic. “We enjoy it, to have you for as long as possible with us to blow without tribulation,” he summed up to LOOK.

From the Community have reported some readers, the have to do in your profession with a dementia patient. One of them is Elmar. He finds it good that in the last few years dementia has been written, and thereby a “tremendous sensitivity of the population” in relation to this disease was created. His work he describes:” The support and care of people with dementia must be a in the blood. Because people suffering from dementia, ask the Supervising virtually minute-by-minute Reflection of your counterpart, an extraordinary curiosity and a high degree of fantasy. As a supervisor you must always have the awareness of belonging Experienced within a very short time back in the past, and soon, a new journey starts – without notice, without planning and without a clear goal.”

For Elmar is also not always easy. Often he has heard from his environment, that it must be difficult must be to work with people that just work differently than “Healthy”. His answer: “Yes, it is difficult and no, it is not difficult. Every person who is ready to take on this challenge, get involved, and experience in the care of people with dementia, many beautiful and rewarding moments that can take a nobody – except for the dementia itself – and more.”

“government must support us”

The aunt of VIEW-the reader Kathrin is 85 years old and also suffers from dementia. “She is happy and satisfied, never aggressive. Despite the illness, she is a valuable person and deserves to be cared for,” she writes VIEWS. Kathrin wants one thing above all: “The government of Switzerland needs to support those Affected, the care of the sick at home!”

The final reader of Max power. On behalf of many who have reported on the call to VIEW, also writes that the Situation as a pair is difficult, but he would not complain about it: “My wife’s vascular dementia had. I have maintained alone for seven years, until she died. It was a 24-hour Job. I did it with pleasure, because I loved my wife. I don’t regret a hour and would do it again.”

Worldwide suffer approximately 46 million people have dementia, two-thirds of them have Alzheimer’s. But what are the symptoms suggest really on the disease and where it is more normal age-related changes? Read here what are the ten warning signs of dementia can be a sign.