At the small retirement home Dagmarsminde, the founding nurse May Bjerre Eiby has no interest in specific dementia diagnoses or medicine, since neither is improving the quality of life for the 11 residents. instead, may and her staff have developed a new kind of treatment inspired by the methods that florence nightingale introduced 150 years ago. may has named it ‘care treatment’: hugs, touch, talking, humour, eye contact and the joy of community is the prescription. the goal is to inspire a complete change in the way people with dementia are treated in the healthcare system, shifting from medicine to care.
Born 1971. Graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1996. Development and scriptwriting on a number of fiction projects. Among other Detlefsen has directed the documentaries ‘A Damn Year’ (2012) and ‘The Queen of Hearts’ (2018) as well as documentary series ‘7.9.13’ (2014) in collaboration with co-director Louise Unmack Kjeldsen. ‘Fat Front’ (2019) by Detlefsen and Kjeldsen was selected for IDFA. Detlefsen’s ‘It’s Not Over Yet’ (2021) was selected for Hot Docs in Toronto.