In collaboration with Teun Toebes & other experts, 80 international students are committed to contributing to a better quality of life for people with dementia!
Society prefers to avoid the uncomfortable subject even despite the fact dementia is affecting one in five Dutch people.
Toebes has a vision for a more humane approach.
“Everyone will have to deal with it, you will get it yourself or someone close to you. We have to realize that it is about all of us."
"If we don't change, we'll be in the same situations later on."
Why do the residents sleep in a hospital bed instead of their own? Why fake flowers? Why is there a need for a toy dog on the windowsill while Tineke was not allowed to take her own dog? Why do the residents have a different toilet than the visitors and the nursing staff, as if there are two categories of people?
As a result, you are unnecessarily robbed of your dignity in the last phase of your life.
We started with the projects on the first of November. For 10 weeks different teams will work on concrete solutions for various topics. Each team is closely supervised by experts on one of the following subjects.