Australia’s First Dementia Village in Tasmania

By July 24, 2017Latest News
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Tasmania will become home to what is being touted as Australia’s first suburban village designed specifically for people with dementia.

As well as 15 tailored houses, the village will have a supermarket, cinema, cafe, beauty salon and gardens.

The $25-million Korongee complex will transform a derelict site at Glenorchy in Hobart’s north.

The village will be based on international best-practice models, including De Hogeweyk village in the Netherlands, where residents have been found to live longer and take fewer medications.

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