[Video] TEDTalk – Living with Dementia: To Be or Not To Be
Yvonne van Amerongen
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.
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About Yvonne van Amerongen
Yvonne van Amerongen is the Head of Quality and Innovation at Hogewey, an innovative nursing home which is revolutionizing care for elderly people living with dementia. An occupational therapist by training, Yvonne aims to improve both the quality and method of life and care for people living with dementia. At Hogewey, residents live in a gated community “village” with trained staff to support the residents.
Why We Like This Video:
Many people, including therapists, know or will know someone who develops dementia. For people whose parents and grandparents have developed dementia, finding care options is very difficult as people want to ensure that their loved ones have the best quality of life and care possible. Yvonne van Amerongen emphasizes the value of lifestyle and community for elderly people living with dementia. We value her dedication to improving the lives of elderly people with an emphasis on humanity and helping her residents remember things that brought them joy.
Like Yvonne, HappyNeuron Pro also values the quality of life for elderly people and aims to support clinical providers working with healthy aging adults as well as adults living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.