For more than two decades, Gabriela Zander-Schneider has been intensively dealing with the topic of Alzheimer’s dementia and the consequences of the disease.
In 2001, she founded Alzheimer-Selbsthilfe e.V., a non-profit, independent patient and family organization that is active throughout Germany.
Gabriela Zander-Schneider regularly gives lectures and contributes to numerous publications in order to provide the public and experts with lasting information about Alzheimer’s dementia and its consequences. In the two successful podcasts (Alzheimer’s Talk) and (Alzheimer’s Meeting Point), she, together with her husband Wolfgang J. Schneider and a large number of interesting interlocutors, has shed light on the topic of Alzheimer’s from various perspectives.
Over the past twenty years, her commitment has made a significant contribution to removing the taboos surrounding the topic of Alzheimer’s in society.
Gabriela Zander-Schneider has received numerous awards and honors for her efforts. In 2010, she received the Federal Cross of Merit.
Her first work “Sind Sie meine Tochter?”, published by Rowohlt-Verlag in 2006, was described as a bestseller in Alzheimer’s literature and is also available in Braille.
In November 2010, she published “VERA – Protokoll einer Vernichtung,” which she wrote together with her husband Wolfgang J. Schneider after extensive research.
The novel “Apple pie for the soul”, wrote and published G.Zander-Schneider in 2014.
Under the registered trademark of the same name “Apple Cake for the Soul” are various products such as a baking mix, greeting cards and more.
Her latest work, “Are You My Daughter? – Memories of Life with My Mother with Alzheimer’s” was published in September 2019.
It is the completely revised and expanded new edition of the book “Are You My Daughter?” (Rowohlt Verlag 2006).
“When the narrative in the book ended in 2006, I had no idea what we were in for. The second part of the story at times exceeded what was bearable. This experience emphatically changed my view of life.” Gabriela Zander-Schneider on the background of the new edition
G. Zander-Schneider was born and raised in Cologne, Germany, and has lived and worked with her family at Chiemsee, Bavaria, for several years.
Gabriela Zander-Schneider lives and works today together with her husband in Cologne and at the Chiemsee.
More about the author at www.zander-schneider.de
The author’s publications
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