Living in a Community You Can Never Leave

"Dark City" for Dementia Patients

#Health

Mon, Aug 8th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Web Urbanist has this fascinating article on a community for Alzheimer sufferers that gives complete freedom to the patients — unless they want to leave. It actually sounds like a really good idea.

A total of 150 Alzheimer’s sufferers live in Hogewey, this gated community unlike any other. Located in the Netherlands, it boasts copious walking paths and open green spaces, a grocery shop, hair salon and dozens of stores and clubs.

The friendly grocers and stylists are, however, all employees of the facility (caregivers, doctors and nurses). If someone approaches the single exit to the outside world they are politely, gently but firmly told to perhaps try another door as this one is closed.

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