Alzheimer's Disease: Dutch Village Doubles as Nursing Home

A Dutch village dubbed "The Truman Show" for dementia patients is getting praise from Alzheimer's experts in the U.S. The tree-lined streets of Hogewey, a tiny village at the edge of Amsterdam, boast shops, restaurants, a movie theater and a hairdresser. Its 23 apartments are carefully crafted to feel like home to 152 residents. But Hogewey is not a real village; it's a nursing home. "Our director compared it to a theater," said Isabel van Zuthem, Hogewey's information officer. "The...Full Story
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