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Clever Living Situations for People Living with Dementia

Fake bus stop – funny, yes, and also compassionate and endearing.

“We will approach them and say that the bus is coming later today and invite them in to the home for a coffee,” said Mr Neureither. “Five minutes later they have completely forgotten they wanted to leave.”

Amazing Village – a wholly enclosed little town with everything in it, including caretakers in street clothes.

“By treating residents as normal people, Hogeweyk seems to suggest that there isn’t such a huge difference, deep down—just differing needs. By designing a city tailored to those unique needs, residents avoid the dehumanization that long-term medical care can unintentionally cause.”