Dementia villages let patients lead a normal life
February 23 , 2014
Imagine dementia patients being allowed to lead a normal life by doing grocery shopping and cooking and cleaning. Elderly people are experiencing this sort of lifestyle at a village located in Holland, which lets its residents live their lives with the help of some caregivers.
The concept avoids dehumanization that such patients usually endure during their care. The greatest risk of the concept is patients' wandering off on their own so Dementia Village has included fences and gates in order to keep people around.
Reports suggest that other countries are showing interest in this idea since "everyone is struggling with the same problem," the Village's administrator said.