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'dementia Villages' In Holland
Just read a really interesting, sad and uplifting article about the way Holland is now starting to house and treat it's dementia sufferers. I think if I get to be that old and suffer from dementia I'd rather live in a dementia village than in a regular care home. Is it right we ' lie' to them to increase their happiness? In this instance I think so, what does everyone else think?
www.dai lymail. co.uk/n ews/art icle-21 09801/D ementia ville-H ow-expe rimenta l-new-t own-tak ing-eld erly-ha ppier-h ealthie r-pasts -astoni shing-r esults. html
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My brother is actually terrified of exactly that so he's a great advocate ( for himself not necessarily for other people) of euthanasia. He has said for years that he would not wish to live with dementia himself. My brother is a very kind man, he was simply saying that he thought that added to the indignity and horror of dementia for HIM. I disagree, I think it's acceptable under the circumstances.
pixie, its not common and they go to very special, usually NHS, care. I only met one gentleman during my career and he was at the point where he became a danger to himself and others, which is how he came to be in a "normal elderly care facility. He was a big man and an ex boxer, although very frail which made it worse.