France’s first ‘Alzheimer village’ mirrors local life

France’s first Alzheimer’s village is set to welcome its first residents at the end of this month.

The village in Dax, in the Landes, is based on models from the Netherlands and built with architectural clues from villages typical of the region.

The idea is that people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease will feel at home in a familiar environment. Staff in  the village will not wear any sort of uniform.

Administrative staff moved on to the ...

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