If people suffering from dementia and their caring relatives are experiencing more and more respect, tolerance and understanding, and if they are being integrated more and more into society, this is also thanks to the work of Alzheimer Selbsthilfe e.V.
Gabriela Zander-Schneider and Wolfgang J. Schneider founded this non-profit organisation, which is independent of associations and providers, in 2001 and have been active as board members from the beginning until today.
Gabriela Zander-Schneider and Wolfgang J. Schneider have received several awards for their social commitment to removing the taboos surrounding the topics of Alzheimer’s and dementia in the public sphere, drawing attention to the burdens of those affected and those caring for them, and achieving improvements in care as well as a thorough relief for those caring for them.
Gabriela Zander-Schneider was awarded the Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2010, and Wolfgang J. Schneider was most recently awarded the Medal of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014.
For more information, see: www.alzheimer-selbsthilfe.de
(“Are you my daughter?
– Memories of life with my mother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease”)
1st edition, 09/09/2019
Paperback ISBN: 978-3-00-060259-7
ebook ISBN: 978-3-00-048587-9
Completely revised and expanded new edition of the bestselling book.
“Sind Sie meine Tochter?
– Erinnerungen an das Leben mit meiner
(Publishing house: Rowohlt Verlag 2006).
The proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Alzheimer Selbsthilfe e.V.
How does it feel when a mother no longer recognises her own daughter?
Does the new partnership stand a chance despite the constant overload of caring for the mother with dementia?
How do you deal with the accusations of outsiders who know everything better and yet contribute nothing to the care?
What do you do when you realise that your mother is the victim of care abuses?
In a sensitive and open way, the author describes the gradual change in her mother’s personality, the long road to diagnosis and the great challenges that care and nursing demanded of her.
She lets us share her feelings and thoughts, the confrontation with the common past, the seemingly endless goodbyes and the reconciliation at her deathbed.
Gabriela Zander-Schneider is the author of numerous publications and successful books. She has received several awards for her social commitment, including the Federal Cross of Merit. (For more information, click here)
The author’s publications
- Allgemein (4)