Martina Bergmann – Mein Leben mit Martha

Martina Bergmann – Mein Leben mit Martha

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Martina will take care of Martha. Martha is in her mid-eighties and in a “poetic state”. That’s what Heinrich, the man Martha lived with for almost forty years, called it. But now Heinrich is dead, and Martina decides to take care of the old lady without being related to her or even knowing her well. Or is it rather Martha who has chosen Martina? It’s impossible to tell exactly, but it doesn’t matter either, because they are both happy as it is. In her clear and empethatic report, Martina Bergmann provides counterevidence that caring for a person with dementia must be a burden. She describes how it feels to live with someone who, despite his or her limitations, is clever and humorous, even clairvoyant. A brilliantly written plea for the dignified living together of the generations. And a moving portrait of two unconventional women.