Disinfonaut Mish the Dish shared this 2013 story about the Netherlands “Dementia Village”, a care community designed to give dementia sufferers something close to a regular life. It sounds a hell of a lot better than living in a traditional nursing home, although I must admit that it reminds me of pretty well, even if it does remind me of the sixties British television series The Prisoner.
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There is only one way out of the alternate reality of Dementia Village – a door that is locked and under 24 hr surveillance – an important safety measure for wandering residents. If a resident of Hogewey approaches the door a caretaker will suggest that this door is locked and perhaps they could look for a different door.
Residents are free to roam around, visiting shops, getting their hair done or being active in one of the 25 clubs available at Hogewey.