De Hogeweyk: The Inaugural Dementia Village
with Dr. Eloy van Hal, founder of De Hogeweyk
Around the world, entire villages are being raised catering specifically to persons living with dementia. These assisted living "cities within a city" are a radical alternative to the traditional dementia wards of nursing homes.
Join Dr. Eloy van Hal, founder of De Hogeweyk, the world's first Dementia Village, for a journey through this 20-year-old care experiment at the Amsterdam Region.
Learn the underlying principles of implementation and operation of this promissing model normalizing the life with severe dementia.
From inspiration to implementation
with Dr. Marco Fumagalli, founder of Il Paese Ritrovato
In 2018, Il Paese Ritrovato open its doors in Monza, city near to Milan, after only 1 year and 2 months of construction.
Inspired by the successful Dutch Village of Hogeweyk, this italian
complex accounts for 14,000 square meters, a third of which of built space. It is currently the home of 64 older adults, supported by a staff of 55 professionals (physicians, nurses, sociocultural officers, and others).
It is the first italian village fully dedicated to persons suffering of dementias.
Engaging Partnerships for the Village
with Dr. Francis Lacoste, initiator of Le Village Landaia
At the city of Dax, Southwest of France, the delegates will discover all the details from the country's first experience of the village model in the care of dementias.
The Village Landais Alzheimer is the fruit of a public project, launched by the Council of the Landais Region under the inspiration of the Hogeweyk experience.
The complex is able to receive 120 residents, 10 of which under the age of 60 years. The staff counts for 120 professional and other 120 volunteers.
The choice of Dax as the host city of the project was motivated by the engagement of the city at creating interactions opportunities between its citzens and the residents of the Village.