Until there's a cure for dementia, the world must look after growing numbers of elderly sufferers. Europe is showing the way
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From the outside, Hogewey looks every bit the residential-care facility it is. Located 16 km southeast of Amsterdam, the low brick building is undistinguished by any architectural flourish besides the long concrete ramps that lead to its door. But step through Hogewey’s doors and you might feel as though you’ve stumbled upon a vacation village in Florida. A tree-lined pedestrian boulevard features a cozy café, a grocery store and a hair salon. Hogewey’s restaurant, kitted out with plush banquettes and a backlit bar, is good enough that people in the surrounding town of Weesp go out just to dine there.