The importance of the present moment becomes more significant, when the past disappears, and when you can no longer imagine the future. Therefore, the present must be good, comforting and the everyday must be filled with presence, care and community. Caring is simply the best medicine, when creating a good life for people with dementia, says nurse May Bjerre Eiby. Being frustrated with the public elder care, she has opened her own dementia nursing home, where the 11 residents are stepping out of medicine and instead are given a maximum dose of care.
COMPASSION ON PRESCRIPTION is the great story about which values and ways of treatment we want in our elder care, told through the story of life as it unfolds in an unconventional nursing home.