Dementia Village

Image courtesy Isabel van Zuthem

Hogewey near Amsterdam is a sealed simulated village and a community for people with severe dementia enabling them to live a more 'normal' life. Residents live in houses with other residents and  carers and are encouraged to do normal everyday activities like shop, prepare meals and visit the hairdressers. They live in communal houses according to their previous lifestyle...the arty ones live together, the upper class live together, trade people etc. Having previously researched transgeneration living in single interest communities, it makes sense to live with people who you can share interests, tastes and experiences with.

Podcast about Hogewey

Hogewey website


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