Birthe is 81 years old, she lives with her 55 year old daughter Karen. Birthe is struggling with dementia and the local authority believes that she’s no longer capable of taking care of her daughter, who has Downs Syndrome, and which mental age is like an 8-year-old. We meet the family on the day of their separation and Karen’s departure to the local Care Center. We experience Birthe’s denial about her own abilities, as she firmly believes that she’s still fit to take proper care of her own daughter. Two elderly women both experiencing a separation process late in their life.