With the Geriatrics Clinic, our hospital has focused on the treatment of older people. If an acute serious illness comes on in old age due to chronic, mutually-influencing diseases, this can jeopardise the ability to lead a self-determined and independent life.
Specialised in dementia
We face up to the complex task associated with the growing number of patients suffering from dementia. By implementing various projects, including regular staff training, we are on our way to becoming a dementia-friendly hospital.
Guide available as a flip book
The Alzheimer Society Hildesheim (Alzheimer-Gesellschaft Hildesheim) has now published a dementia guidebook (in German), in which we have also participated. We make the "World of Forgetting" available to interested parties as a so-called flip book under the link below.
Contents of the guidebook
In the guidebook, the Alzheimer's Association provides information worth knowing and valuable tips on all questions related to the topic of "dementia". Specifically, it deals with:
- Dealing with dementia patients
- Possibilities for help, counselling, and support within the Hildesheim region
Interviews and reports round off this range of topics and provide an insight into very personal real-life worlds of dementia.
Help in a difficult situation
The Alzheimer Society Hildesheim thus makes an important contribution to making life as easy as possible for those affected within the Hildesheim region and to supporting relatives in this difficult life situation. At the same time, it promotes more understanding for this increasingly common disease.
For our patients with dementia
Johanniter-Krankenhaus Gronau wants to adapt to the growing number of patients suffering from dementia. Adapting to this corresponding patient group is complex, but there is a need to meet this challenge. For this reason, the path to becoming a dementia-friendly hospital is to be taken successively. Several sub-projects at different levels are being deployed. Today more than ever, hospitals are under pressure to work economically and to control processes efficiently. For this purpose, the processes are organised functionally. Dementia patients, however, cannot easily adapt to functionality. Nevertheless, they are increasingly present patients within hospitals. It is therefore now necessary to adapt the hospital's structures and processes to this growing clientele.