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The Yancey 02-28-2014 11:58 AM

Village Designed Just For People With Dementia
 
What a novel idea!

Centuries after Shakespeare wrote about King Lear's symptoms, there's still no perfect way to care for sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's. In the Netherlands, however, a radical idea is being tested: Self-contained "villages" where people with dementia shop, cook, and live together—safely.

We, as a population, are aging rapidly. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three seniors today dies with dementia. The process of finding—and paying for—long-term care can be very confusing, unfortunately, and difficult for both loved ones and patients. Most caretakers are underpaid, overworked, and must drive far distances to their jobs—giving away some 17 billion unpaid hours of care a year. And it's just going to get worse: Alzheimer's has increased by an incredible 68 percent since 2000, and the cost of caring for sufferers will increase from $203 billion last year to $1.2 trillion by 2050.

http://gizmodo.com/inside-an-amazing...ium=socialflow

Thenardier 02-28-2014 12:10 PM

Re: Village Designed Just For People With Dementia
 
My friend's husband, is setting one of these up in England. It's a very good idea.

Nassau Gamecock 02-28-2014 01:23 PM

Re: Village Designed Just For People With Dementia
 
Where do I sign up?

Wingman 02-28-2014 04:39 PM

Re: Village Designed Just For People With Dementia
 
:rotfl::lol:


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