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De Hogeweyk: A "dementia village" integrates living, well-being and health by Colin Milner and Jenifer Milner

The spark began over 20 years ago at Hogewey care center in Weesp, a town of some 18,000 people in the Netherlands. In November 1992, along with a former director, Hogewey’s Yvonne van Amerongen and Jannette Spiering started talking about how to create a different kind of environment for older adults with severe dementia--one that would engage individuals and support quality of life.

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