Shops, cafes and round the clock care: life in a “dementia village”
This project aims to construct a self contained community for people living with dementia in Kent. Modelled on a concept rolled out in Holland, it will have homes, shops and cafes. It aims to avoid a medical model which it associates with nursing homes and seeks to have a non-institutional approach to allow people “…to live a normally as possible”.
The Alzheimer’s Society have commented that their focus is more on a community based approach and would not consider this village concept to be appropriate for everyone. They felt the village principles can be applied to any community.
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