Introduction: Improvements in health care over the past century have helped make people live longer and healthier. This has consequently contributed to an increase in non-communicable diseases, including dementia, which is otherwise a mental disorder. The disease affects not only the dementia sufferer but their surroundings as well. In recent years, the care of the elderly has increased in Slovenia, namely in institutional form. Staff norms in elderly homes are not adapted to modern concepts of work. In such a sensitive area as dementia, it is necessary to closely integrate and intertwine knowledge and experts from the health and social fields. Purpose: The purpose of the diploma work is to inquire how the professional staff of the Nursing home Brežice experiences working with residents with dementia. Methods of work: A qualitative survey was carried out, data were collected with a semi-structured interview. Three health workers participated in the study: X, Y and Z. Results: According to the interviewees, the most important skills of employees are tolerance, patience, stable personality, inventiveness and creativity. We have found that the employees include poor understanding with residents, misunderstanding of instructions and poor motivation of residents with dementia among the most common problems when it comes to working with them. The employees feel successful in their work and mention the possibilities of continuous education, where they acquire new knowledge and experience. They often have to work with relatives of those with dementia, who need help as well. The professional staff of the Nursing home Brežice helps and advises the relatives and people with dementia through conversation. Discussion and conclusion: The staff at the Nursing home Brežice encounters numerous problems when working with residents with dementia. It is important for people working with residents with dementia to have certain skills. Indicators of the team's success when it comes to dealing with dementia are the improvement of functional abilities, the satisfaction of people with dementia and also their own satisfaction. In the multidisciplinary team, the occupational therapist is mainly concerned with improving the user's free time, work or activities in everyday life. Intervention and rehabilitation are carried out through the activities themselves.