A Dutch care home is leading the way in creating an environment for dementia patients by creating what has been described as a living ‘alternative reality’
The care home has been designed by experts to give patients a safe and nonthreatening environment as possible. The approach is to create a living and socialising space that is as close to reality as possible.
There is a shop on site that patients can buy goods in but with staff workers fully aware that they may get the odd person taking things without paying, although this is not a problem. The staff simply record what the person has bought from the shop and sort it without adding to the persons confusion.
Director of Innovation and co-founder Yvonne van Amerongen showed Anna Holligan, from the BBC around their virtual village near Amsterdam.
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