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Canada’s First ‘Dementia Village’ is Helping to Change How People Care for Seniors With Alzheimers

Canada’s First ‘Dementia Village’ is Helping to Change How People Care for Seniors With Alzheimers

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/canadas-first-dementia-village-opens-in-langley/) reduced by 65%. (I’m a bot)
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    > This cozy little Canadian community may seem like an ordinary village on the outside-but in actuality, it is the country's first village designed specifically to accommodate people living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

    > Shortly after construction began on The Village in March 2018, Elroy Jespersen-the vice president of special projects at Verve Senior Living and the mastermind behind the Village, told CTV News that he wanted dementia patients to feel the same amount of independence as their able-bodied counterparts, saying: "We believe that it's really important for people to be connected to nature and life and the outdoors.”

    > The initiative draws inspiration from Hogeweyk, a similarly-designed community in the Netherlands which was declared the world's first village for dementia patients.

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  2. Plus, residents can run for Mayor.
    Every week!

  3. > Although residents are free to roam throughout the gardens, restaurants, and facilities of The Village, the 7.5-acre community is protected by an 8-foot fence around the perimeter of the property.

    Instead of fences, I think they should develop these giant white bubbles that can envelope and humanely transport patients back to the Village if they stray.

    > Although housing rates for The Village range between $7,300 to $8,300 per month, its management is now conducting research on the project’s efficacy in hopes that it will eventually spur the government to help fund its operations and make its care model more affordable to the Canadian public.

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