Test ‘Alzheimer Village’ prepares to greet residents

An architect’s impression of the village which will feature a typical square and a concert hall and cafe

Work on France’s first “Alzheimer Village”, where people with dementia can live in a stimulating, non-medicalised environment, is progressing with the first residents expected in 2020.

If a scientific evaluation of the ‘village,’ at Dax in the Landes, finds there are substantial benefits, it may become a model for other similar projects.

The complex is inspired by one near Amsterdam and ...

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