Dementia Village

A small village in Weesp, the Netherlands, where every resident has severe dementia

Living with Dementia: To Be or Not To Be

Yvonne van Amerongen is Head of Quality and Innovation at Hogewey, and one of the founders of its internationally award-winning small-scale living model of care.

Yvonne has been working at Vivium Zorggroep since 1983, in particular at nursing home Hogewey. In 1990, she developed a new product which revolutionised care for people developing dementia in the vicinity of the Hogewey nursing home. In 1993, Yvonne became a fulltime project manager for the development of the care project small-scale living with lifestyle for the psycho-geriatrics target group.This project was also the subject matter of her graduation thesis for the Higher Vocational Training in Social Pedagogic Care with a specialisation in Management. Since 1996 Yvonne has been a staff executive for Quality & Innovation for Vivium Zorggroep in Weesp.

Hogewey is located in Weesp, a town outside Amsterdam. Since it opened in 2009, Hogewey has attracted a huge amount of interest from all over Europe, with a centre based on its design currently being built in Switzerland.

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About Đào Thu Hằng

I am from Hanoi, Viet Nam. I hold a PhD on Sustainable Energy Systems from University of Lisbon, Portugal. I graduated from Hanoi University of Technology on Environmental Science & Engineering. I obtained a Master degree on Environmental Science & Engineering from Stanford University, USA and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I am an author of Dot Chuoi Non (, a blog on Positive thinking, founded by Dr. Tran Dinh Hoanh, an attorney in Washington DC. I am a co-founder of CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development -, a virtual think tank. My English blog: I am a co-founder of POTATO -, provide outdoor education programs for kids in Vietnam. I am studying the Buddha's teaching and the teaching of Jesus Christ. I practice mindful living including meditation. I play table tennis as a hobby.

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