Alzheimer Villages
Executive Study Tour

Weesp, Amsterdam / Monza, Milan / Dax, Bordeaux
March 22 to 28, 2020

About the Study Tour
Around Europe, entire villages are being raised catering specifically to persons living with dementia. These assisted living "cities within a city" are a radical alternative to traditional dementia wards of nursing homes.

The delegates of this first of a kind study tour will discover concret implementations of this promissing model and how they successfuly normalize the care of severe dementia.
Alzheimer and other dementia cases will triple by 2050, reaching 131 million people.
In 2009, now world-renowned Hogeweyk was inaugurated, the world's first Dementia Village. This was the birth of a promising new approach to the care of older persons suffering from severe dementia.

Alternatively to segregated wards, Hogeweyk offers all amenities of a typical Dutch neighborhood or small village to its about 160 residents.

Interest in these kinds of memory care centers is on the rise as more seniors face memory-related losses. Nearly 47 million people worldwide were living with dementia in 2015, and that's projected to top 131 million in 2050, according to Alzheimer's Disease International.

As a delegate of this study tour, you will explore on-site the details of the Hogeweyk project and daily operation, as well as those of the other two European Dementia Villages inspired at Dutch model: Il Paese Ritrovato, in Italy and Village Landais, in France.

You will benefit from additional technical visits and presentations to fully understand how the Villages enroll in their nation's evolving health systems, policies, and values. Finally, join a high-level networking and discussion environment, grouping together with other leading executives in aging from around the world.
  • Discover the Dementia Village model normalizing the care of people with dementia.
  • Visit establishments at the forefront of modern architecture and technology.
  • Become familiar with the technological solutions developed in leading companies.
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges of integrating care.
  • Take a step back from your daily practice and be inspired and energized.
  • Network and discuss with colleagues working in high level internationally
Study tour details
  • Destination
    France / Italy / The Netherlands
  • 5 days
    6 professional visits
  • Delegation
    Aged care professionals
  • Dates
    March 22 to 28, 2020
We offer
    • Study tour booklet
    • Full tour report and analysis
    • 6 nights 4* accommodations
    • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Private bus transportation for the entire trip professional program
    • Flight from Milan to Amsterdam and from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
    • Private sightseeing tour of Milan, Amsterdam and Bordeaux
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