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Dementia Village: An interview with Eloy van Hal

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In this interview Eloy van Hal explains how people with dementia live in De Hogeweyk, the Netherlands. De Hogeweyk is a village which is specifically designed for people with dementia. The residents live in small groups together, walk freely through the village and take part in regular community activities. A hairdresser, a supermarket, a restaurant, a theater, and parks give the village a typical community atmosphere. The village and the residents are frequently visited by visitors from the outside. De Hogeweyk receives a lot of attention from outside the Netherlands and its ideas are adapted in several countries. Eloy van Hal describes the challenges and benefits of living in a dementia village compared to a standard nursing home.

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