In Norway, there exists a very special town. This town is made up entirely of dementia patients, and everyone who works in the town is a medical professional. The goal of the experimental town is to give people with dementia a chance at having a normal life, rather than wasting away in front of a television in a nursing home.
Now, organizations like Dementia Village Architects are trying to bring this concept to the rest of the world. In 2014, a dementia village was founded in San Lois Obispo, California. Much like the village in Europe, the California facility aims to give victims of dementia a normal life. I’m glad this concept is spreading, it’s such a good idea!