Eindhoven students: helping Aussies with dementia

In Australia, the elderly Dutch residents suffering from dementia are being helped by students from Eindhoven, who are currently doing their Nursing training at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, according to Omroep Brabant.

The trainee nurses have the opportunity of supporting elderly patients with the Dutch language during their internship in Australia.

After WWII, many Dutch citizens moved to Australia. They have now reached a certain age and some of them are now suffering from dementia. This means that they forget the English language and only end up talking in Dutch, which is why the Australian nurses are being assisted by the Dutch students.

Apart from Australia, Fontys’ interns also travel to countries such as South Africa and Suriname to assist in the treatment of dementia.

Source: Studio040

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