The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia
the isolated village of Hogewey lies on the outskirts of Amsterdam in the small town of Wheesp. Dubbed "Dementia Village", Hogewey is a cutting-edge elderly-care facility-roughly the size of 10 football fields-where residents are given the chance to live seemingly normal lives. With only 152 inhabitants, it's run like a more benevolent version of The Truman Show, if The Truman Show were about dementia and Alzheimer's patients.

Caregiving is Tougher Than Tough
Being a caregiver requires a unique kind of strength-like stoicism and inner fortitude-that goes beyond the traditional expectations of male toughness.  AARP launched an ad campaign to celebrate this strength and re-examine what it means to be tough by featuring Danny Trejo, who is known for his "tough" persona.    Read more

OPICA provides comprehensive, personalized services for adults challenged with memory loss, and for their families. We thank you for sharing this news with others.
Mindfulness-Based Art Workshop January 21, 2018 
This workshop, conducted in a studio environment, is designed to foster reflective practices, respite, and enjoyment for participants. 
The topic for November's workshop is:  
Impermanence click HERE  to learn more.

Don't Miss OPICA Classes in January 2018
(NOT intended for someone with a diagnosis of Dementia)
Series of four Mondays starting January 22, 2018

This 8-hour class provides health care professionals with fundamental information on dementia and dementia care. 
Sunday, January 20, 2018