On a cold winter morning, just before daybreak, Neele Schubert walks swiftly from her room to the geriatric ward for acutely ill dementia patients at the Protestant Hospital Queen Elisabeth Herzberge (KEH) in Berlin, Germany. She waits as long as it takes for her patient to wake up and then helps her to stand. They walk together in the room for a while before moving on to washing and dressing. All the while Schubert orients her patient, “It’s a cold January morning in 2020, and today is a Monday. Do you know that we are in Berlin, your hometown?”

 

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Citation: Salian PritiThe German hospital tackling delirium in patients with dementia