Is There a Perfect Environment for People Living with Dementia? - Video Blog Post with Tommy Whitela
I have recently watched a documentary about the different kinds of care facilities there are in the world. No matter if we are speaking about the famous fenced-in dementia village in the Netherlands or a small care home with individual carers for each person in Thailand that does not have fences at all; all of them have their advocates and critics.
We spoke to Tommy and asked him what the perfect place for someone with dementia is in his opinion. Watch the video and find out what he said:
"Whatever we are doing, we gonna' be really person-centered, people-centered, and I think actually family-centered." "Everyone should have an open space." "I think sometimes we spend too much time trying to design what dementia should look like for others." "It's a place that matters to that person."
What do you think? Do you agree with Tommy? Let us know in the comment section!