People with Alzheimer’s can have a hard time living on their own and may be hesitant to moving into a care facility. Now, those suffering with sever Alzheimer’s has another choice, moving into an Alzheimer’s Village.
Alzheimer’s Villages are common across Amsterdam and France. At the village, patients living with Alzheimer’s can receive the best care and also continue to live as normal of a life as possible. Residents can share apartments with friends, spend the day shopping and participating in fun activities, all while getting the care that they need. The villages are home to a movie theater, restaurants, shops and apartments with courtyards, ponds, fountains and gorgeous landscapes. The area is a beautiful and welcoming place, helping find comfort those with Alzheimer’s.
Everything is included in a safe and secure gated community, where residents are able to keep their independence while being able to roam freely, help out with tasks such as cooking and have mingle with others. So far, these villages have seen great improvement with those with Alzheimer’s, decreasing agitation and aggression.
To help the residents, trained nurses and caregivers are onsite 24 hours a day. But they are dressed in street clothes, reducing the anxiety of the residents. The nurses and caregivers also encourage residents to help them with activities and self-care.
With so many people impacted by Alzheimer’s in the United States, we are hoping this trend catches on!
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