Tuesday, March 4, 2014
A village in the Netherlands has been created just for patients with dementia.
“Hogeweyk” looks like any other village with restaurants, supermarkets, gardens, and a pedestrian boulevard. Unlike most villages, security gates and fences surround the village, and health care professionals walk throughout the village in street clothes.
Many of those involved with this project have declared it a success, and similar towns are being planned around the world.
See Stuart Clark, Village in Holland Created Just for Patients with Dementia, Toronto Estate Law Blog, Feb. 28, 2014.