A special village for patients with dementia to be built in Vancouver (Jo-Ann Tait)

The tiny Dutch village of Hogewey is inhabited entirely by elderly people suffering from dementia.

The Dutch government subsidizes the cost of living in the village, which some have called a “make-believe” world where those suffering from dementia can walk around freely and safely.

A similar “dementia village” is being planned for the site where Vancouver’s St. Vincent’s Hospital once stood.

Jon Azpiri and Linda Aylesworth report

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