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Which Dementia Village Lifestyle Are You About?

It's like the sorting hat, if Hogwarts were a utopia for the elderly.

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What is Dementia Village?

'Dementia Village' is the nickname for Hogewey, is a nursing home gated model village in Weesp, Netherlands. It has been designed specifically as a pioneering care facility for elderly people with dementia.

The village is gated for the safety of its residents but it is filled with shops, facilities, and houses. Each house reflects a different style that is common to, and familiar for, the six or seven people who live in that house.

Learn more here: http://hogeweyk.dementiavillage.com/


Now it's time to find out which house you would belong in!

  1. Painting
    Painting
    Socializing
    Socializing
    Traveling
    Traveling
    Reading
    Reading
    Cooking
    Cooking
    Looking Fabulous
    Looking Fabulous
  2. Museums
    Museums
    Concerts
    Concerts
    Exotic Markets
    Exotic Markets
    The Studio
    The Studio
    The Pool
    The Pool
    My Home
    My Home
  3. Being Seen as Boring
    Being Seen as Boring
    Losing Touch with Loved Ones
    Losing Touch with Loved Ones
    Arthritis and Pain
    Arthritis and Pain
    Becoming Less Mentally Sharp
    Becoming Less Mentally Sharp
    Physical Limitations
    Physical Limitations
    Fading Looks
    Fading Looks
  4. Ruth
    Ruth
    Helen
    Helen
    Irene
    Irene
    Jeanne
    Jeanne
    Norma
    Norma
    Pauline
    Pauline

Which Dementia Village Lifestyle Are You About?

You got: The Artisan Lifestyle

The residents in this lifestyle are all proud of their trade. They are plumbers, carpenters, etc. The love for their profession is well-loved topic for conversation. The atmosphere is homey and cosy. The layout of the house is solid and traditional. An old-fashioned apple pie or cake is baked every week. There is every opportunity for residents to help with the cooking. The meals are traditionally Dutch, serving many old-time favourites.

The Artisan Lifestyle
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You got: The Cultural Lifestyle

Art, culture and literature are important in this lifestyle. The residents enjoy reading books or newspapers and go out to the theatre, movies, museums and concerts. Equality and respect for each other are very important in this lifestyle. A generous breakfast is served every day while lunch is a more sober affair. Evening meals are important as well, with long and extensive dining. Wine is served with diner and the menu features fish, fruit, rice and vegetarian dishes.

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You got: The Gooise Lifestyle

The Gooi area of the Netherlands is associated with posh people and has an upper class connotation. The residents in this lifestyle appreciate correct etiquette. Classical concerts are visited regularly and a communal brunch or high-tea is often enjoyed. A lot of attention is devoted to appearance and the interior of the houses is classical and tasteful. The table is laid with care. Meals are considered a social occasion and the presentation of dishes is very important. The residents favour French cuisine and they enjoy going out for diner as well.

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You got: The Homey Lifestyle

Caring for family and day to day housekeeping has always been important to these residents. Whoever feels like it can join in on the folding of the laundry or peeling the potatoes. The homey and warm atmosphere creates a cosy feel. Old-fashioned games are played regularly. Traditional Dutch cuisine is favoured among residents, consisting of potatoes, meat and fresh vegetables. Birthdays are celebrated extensively with coffee and cake.

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You got: The Indonesian Lifestyle

Keywords for this lifestyle are: tradition, nostalgia and respect for yourself and others. Memories of Indonesia are shared between the residents with the aid of videos, DVDs, photographs, music and incense. Trips for the residents go to the Pasar Malam (Asian market) and the Indische Club (Indonesian society). Food and dining together are very important in this lifestyle. The residents prefer two hot meals a day. The meals feature mostly Indonesian dishes some classic Dutch dishes once in awhile.

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You got: The Urban Lifestyle

Characteristics for this lifestyle are: social, extravert and involved. The residents share happiness and sorrow. Social interaction is open and direct and the atmosphere is vibrant. Trips to the zoo, amusement parks, theatre and swimming pool are organised regularly. Staying at home to read or play games is alright as well. After the afternoon drinks, with cheese and sausage, dinner is enjoyed together with the other residents. Diner is mostly potatoes, meat and vegetables.

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