TED Talk by Yvonne van Amerongen

The 'dementia village' that's redefining elder care
11
Mar

TED Talk – The ‘dementia village’ that’s redefining elder care by Yvonne van Amerongen

How would you prefer to spend the last years of your life: in a sterile, hospital-like institution or in a village with a supermarket, pub, theater and park within easy walking distance? The answer seems obvious now, but when Yvonne van Amerongen helped develop the groundbreaking Hogeweyk dementia care center in Amsterdam 25 years ago, it was seen as a risky break from tradition. Journey with van Amerongen to Hogeweyk and get a glimpse at what a reimagined nursing home based on freedom, meaning and social life could look like.

View Yvonne’s TED talk (TED Women 2018) here.