Monthly Archives: February 2015

De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -4

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Final thought about De Hogeweyk, a dementia village outside Amsterdam, is to first go back to one of my major interests in the overall theme of age friendly community design. Full kudos to Dementia Village Architects (DVA); their story … Continue reading

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De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -3

If you do have a form of dementia, and you do have an advocate who can help find a more natural place for you to live within a picturesque Weesp, Holland; how does that happen? How are you accepted? Is … Continue reading

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De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -2

In the village of Weesp, not far from Amsterdam rests another village within a village, called De Hogeweyk – so called a Dementia Village. Certainly not a traditional institutional setting; “the rules don’t dominate the situation”, says Jill O’Donnell President … Continue reading

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De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -1

Following the threads of conversation from the recent Canada AM series Living With Alzheimer’s, the whole question of elder life care and urban community design came to the front of my mind again. How we create living spaces to be … Continue reading

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