This is logic. This is about taking care of our frail and most vulnerable in the most compassionate and understanding way possible. It promotes dignity. That other countries aren't doing this is ridiculous. My mother went through Alzheimers and whilst we ensured she had the best of care, she lost her freedom early on because she had to be monitored. Eventually she had to go into a facility, and while we were fortunate enough to be able to choose a great one, it was still a facility and looked like one. This place is about normalcy for day to day living and I wish we had them here in Canada.
The hair salon was very touching and brought tears to my eyes. I would take my mom to the hair salon to have her hair done. She loved it and it made her happy. She wouldn't remember it later that night or the next day, but in the moment, she was having fun. People with dementia/alzheimers live in the moment so we have to give them wonderful moments.
Wow this place is amazing. I worked in the kitchen of a nursing home in Maine (USA) for 2 years in high school. They had a dementia floor that this place in the Netherlands makes look like a f*cking prison
I took a nurse assistant class which mostly involved caring for elders..I didn't accept it as a job because it was so demanding physically and emotionally. I love my elders and would love for something like this to be in my area. Dementia is a reality of old age, and no one should be discriminated against for it. There should be adaptations for the elderly.
This has me in tears.
Dementia is such a sad illness. A lot of dementia patients, especially in the early stages, still want to go to the places they used to. This allows them to feel social and independent while still being totally safe. Often times while working with my clients I need to “trick” them so they get distracted by the desire to go outside (because they literally can’t) and end up doing something else. I’d love to work in a place like this.
That's pretty awesome, pricey tho. 2 caregivers per patient, average 3 years plus facilities and other expenses. That's probably hundreds of thousands spent per patient at an optimistic estimate. No wonder that even in Netherlands it's reserved for last stage cases only. If money is just a number for you, then think 6+ working years to manage one patient and there are lots and lots of people who get like that in the end and that's not even counting elderly who require care homes for other reasons.
My gramma had Alzheimer's. The nursing home in 1990 was a terrible place. Even though we went every day they would take her glasses away so she wouldn't leave her bed.. they left her soiled. She was sad and her last words were too help her die. It tears at my heart to know that this could have been her end of life.
Really wonderful. They should have this everywhere. It’s safe and still provides a large degree of freedom. I used to work at a day program for seniors, and we had a few people with moderate to severe dementia of different varieties. It was difficult to accommodate them in a meaningful and active way. Though it was better for them than at home, there is much less opportunity for stimulation than a place like this. Except with our seniors, they’re all from overseas and we have 4 different ethnicities from up to 8 different countries/territories, so it probably wouldn’t work as well because they don’t necessarily share the same culture and standards of living. You’d have to build an Epcot center for them, lol.
At least these people won't be found dead from wandering out into the road. It happens a lot in California. It's on on news every week. I like this idea. If I get major dementia, I'd like to be locked in with the freedom to roam the grounds without fear of forgetting where I'm at!
What a wonderful place...Oh how I wish I could end up in a place like this. Ive seen many nursing homes and I had to quit because the depression was so bad I would cry all night long. I doubt American has anything close. I would think it would be so expensive but they said its not...oh what a wonderful place. My grandma died in a shithole..in the same nursing home in the movie Batteries not Included. She had her wedding ring and clothes stolen and when we visited she was wandering the hall naked. She was removed immediately to a better one closer to home. My father went there as well. I still didnt like that place..people ate napkins at dinner and grabbed each others food. Such a sad place. Alzheimers is so horrible. I read nitrates may cause it...so I just eat primarily fruits and veggies no processed foods, dairy or animals. Im hoping I can avoid this horrible ending.
I believe that dementia is due to a brain infection, my elderly aunt took care of her mother handling bodily fluids and a few years later she also came down with severe dementia. No studies have been done to check out the possibility of an infectious cause for dementia and I really believe it is because these patients are cash cows, that keep nursing homes a d hospices in business, if a cure was found for this or cancer I can imagine how the whole industry would collapse
These individuals are high functional , unfortunately they keep declining, they forget how to speak, talk, walk, they need diapers, my grandmother was reduced to almost a vegetable before she died, and she was fortunate to have two daughter who were nurses and took care of her in her home until she died
i have huntingtons. i pray from my soul.. understand not everyone with mental problems is lost in here. my mom.. 60 something..she takes a minute to gather her thought and voice it but she still scream- laffs .some for reason some dementia steals our loved ones. other times people teaching shutting dementia out. we don't lose our ability to think.. it just takes a minute more to explain and get it out
My ma passed away a week ago. She had mixed dementia. She needed looking after, as I realised for virtually 24 hours a day. So I made the choice to give up my life for the 4 and a half years past.
The one thing my mother lacked in the last year especially -was social interaction. Because she didn't communicate much verbally...if at all, except to protest. So if someone did visit her, she simply sat there not uttering a word. Now that person isn't going to revisit in a hurry :)
I watched this and it made me cry as I recognised so much.... I'm absolutely sure she would have enjoyed the environment they have created. And there is so much dignity in what they offer!
America is a place where people hates,for any nstion to be able to be successful in this ,thry have to learn to love and care for one another,accepting that that person has a right to live and be treatef the same way.In nethetlands even neighbours look out for each other ,people don't call police easily on one snother,infact they see calling police on a neighbour as a sign of bad neighbourhood, and they don't carry or point guns on one another ,so if this system will work for example in the u.s ,they have to firdt recognise the fact thst irrespective of where you come from ,your ,colour ,yourfaith,thst you are first a humanbeing.
isn't that interesting
the massive increase in dementia
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My God, this is so wonderful. That’s why I visit my mother every other day, because I don’t trust her being totally in others care. My mother has 6 adult children, but I’m the only one who visits her 3 or 4 days a week. My mother’s mind has stopped going down, because I keep her engaged verbally for hours when I visit her. I don’t understand how my brothers don’t visit much at all, maybe 1 or 2 hours every 3months.
My sisters can go weeks without visiting also. Anyway, I would love to bring her home, but the residents on this program seem to be highly blessed to be in such a program. I wish the nursing homes in the US was like this.
This is a wonderful place. I wish we had this in the United States. Alzheimer's and Dimentia is the worse disease I've ever seen. I've worked in the medical field now for 25 plus years now, and I always get emotional when things like this comes up. I wouldn't even wish these diseases on my worst enemy... God bless them all..
It's unfortunate that US federal and State regulations would not be compatible with this village plan. I hope that will change. Moving away from a medical model to a social model. Treating people with dementia with compassion and learning the joy their lives still provide for the loved ones and caregivers.
Not always. I have a client who is unable to go outside but he always wants to. There is a cat outside so I tell him, “Remember that cat? She’s sleeping. If we go outside we will wake her up”. And then I have him draw me pictures “until she wakes up”. He gets distracted and forgets he wanted to go outside.
Sometimes it’s a good thing to try to have people remember things.
Amazing! Someone can get up and go for a walk in the middle of night of they choose , they're safe to do that. No panicked call to the police, in my town police also call the taxi companies to watch for them. Excellent idea, there should be more of them in other places too. If we can create prisons why shouldn't law abiding people get the care they need too
i don't know. dementia in its various forms isn't well understood. screaming doesn't appear to be related to the stage of the disease or the person's proximity to death. some scream and some don't. either way it's a terrible terrible disease.
*Is there some sort of genetic predisposition for Dementia? Is it something that just comes with age? Are there any research studies done between generational age and healthy diet, such as diets high in omega 3s?*
Unfortunately I could only give this one thumb up, I would love to give it an infinite number if thumb ups!! And what is wrong with you (126 at the time if this post) that gave it a thumbs down?! I'm sure all of you would rather be in a traditional nursing home? I pray for your loved ones! I think it would be great if America had such facilities as the one in the video, as well as more compassionate people to care for those who can't care for themselves.
They live in this "dementia village" for 3-4 years, *after* they have already been given an indication of severe dementia. That indication is given when a person can no longer live on their own (with support from professional carers) or with their spouse/children because they need help/support 24/7 and cannot be left home alone, which is usually the case when they've already been living with dementia for 2-5 years, depending on the kind (or cause) of dementia they suffer from. That is why the manager refers to the Dutch system when he asks her about this: there are several requirements before an indication of severe dementia is given. Children or spouses are no longer able to fully care for them at that point.