We need new ways to include the elderly in our daily lives.

   

Growing old with dignity, maintaining quality of life, and remaining as independent as possible - despite dementia - is exactly the challenge being taken on by the Verein für ambulante Sozialdienste e.V., an outpatient social services organisation in Obersteinbach, a village in north-west Bavaria. The association has created an exemplary new way of...

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In the debates about our aging society, dementia is often a focal point. But while it's openly discussed in public, in private the issue is burdened with fear and taboo. "We recognized that dementia is an enormous problem that cannot be solved with professional care operations alone", said Dorothea Petrich of Tausand Taten ("Thousand Deeds"), a...

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