Following a similar project outside of Amsterdam, Swiss developers plan to build an entire village for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. The $27 million Swiss facility will recreate the environment of the 1950s. Not all think it's such a good idea.
It’s a village like many others. Street signs, front gardens with little gnome figurines, a restaurant, beauty parlor and supermarket. What is different about it is that the 150 men and women who live here suffer from serious dementia. They can move around freely in the village. But they can’t leave it. This is Hogewey, a nursing facility near Amsterdam that is considered a pioneer in dementia care. Care givers stay behind the scenes, and are dressed like gardeners, hairdressers, and sales people.