Magical Place Where People With Dementia Can Be Normal

Magical Place People with Dementia Can Be Normal

Community For People With Dementia

Yvonne Van Amerongen is the co-founder of this incredible village for the elderly with severe dementia. She has a long history of working in the senior healthcare system and saw the need for a change. She and her co-workers created this Dementia Village, and I’m wondering how long before America could adopt such an amazing idea.

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 11.53.13 AMThe facility was built in 2009 and is the only kind in the world that offers such a warm and delightful ‘community’ for those suffering from dementia. From independent living to enjoying the outdoors, to grocery shopping, to getting your hair done, this village offers its residents the opportunity to live as normal a life as possible.

This is, for most of the residents, the last place they will call home. And, we thank God for Yvonne and her co-workers for working so hard on obtaining such a beautiful place for the elderly to live.

 

h/t: CNN