A Village Designed Just For People With Dementia

In the Netherlands, a radical idea is being tested: Self-contained "villages" where people with dementia shop, cook, and live together—safely.

Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan describes how in the small town of Weesp, Netherlands, at a dementia-focused living centre called De Hogeweyk, the relationship between patients and their care is serving as a model for the rest of the world. "Hogeweyk, from a certain perspective, seems like a fortress: A solid podium of apartments and buildings, closed to the outside world with gates and security fences. But, inside, it is its own self-contained world: Restaurants, cafes, a supermarket, gardens, a pedestrian boulevard, and more."

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