Dementiavillage (De Hogeweyk) is a facility in Holland that takes care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients by creating a simulated village in which the patients can go through their daily lives and believe that they are on their own, functioning in their own reality. Dementiavillage is a secured, gated community which ensures the patient's safety as well as facilitates the urge to wander around that many people who have dementia get. It is a "self-contained world" with "Restaurants, cafes, a supermarket, gardens, a pedestrian boulevard, and more" (Campbell-Dollaghan).
It's designed to resemble real life for the patients as much as possible, right down to apartment decor and silverware. Patients often struggle with unfamiliar places so instead of the industrial cleanliness of nursing homes, Dementaivillage opts for a more familiar, homey feeling.
This care center works because it simulates the real and therefore becomes the real for the patients living there. This is a very Baudrillardian idea because Dementiavillage does it's best to imitate the outside world in which you and I currently live in and the patients remember living in. The idea is to "design a world that maintains as much resemblance to normal life as possible" (Campbell-Dollaghan). It seems like a rather successful facility too, making it a third order simulation in which the facility is actually better for the residents than the outside "real" world was. Before, the residents were either in a nursing home or being taken care of by a family member, likely to feel like wandering and escape their confines as well as susceptible to being forgotten and not having as much attention and care. In Dementiavillage, these people are sort of pleasantly fooled into thinking they are functioning in the world as they always have. And, they are never far from a care-provider who is there to assist them with anything and make sure they stay on track with their meds when they forget. It's a pretty cool idea and it looks like other European countries and even the United States are thinking about implementing similar facilities.