Dementia Village Architectural Analysis
Idősek Európai Háza Alapítvány
State Secretariat for Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Human Resources
The Hogeweyk dementia village in the Netherlands shows that a more humane dementia care facility is possible. Since its conception it has inspired many other facilities to start with a similar approach. Now also in Hungary the Ministry of Human Resources of Hungary is curious as to what a Dementia Village in Hungary could be like. For that reason the “Idősek EurópaI Háza Alapítvány” has commissioned WeCare architecture to prepare an architectural analysis to examine the adaptability of the dementia village concept to Hungary .
In this report we take a closer look at the relation between the Hogeweyk facility as a building, as a procedure and as a concept. Based on these 3 elements we explore the differences between the Dutch and Hungarian dementia care. For this we refer to the more successful facilities in Hungary to present the main opportunities and challenges for establishing a Dementia Village Hungary.