Is a Purpose-Built Simulation the Future of Dementia Care?

Australia is about to get a specialised aged care facility catering to those affected by dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Korongee village in Tasmania is essentially a model living environment, offering a type of hyperreality which allows the residents to move about freely in an artificially created environment that they're comfortable with, while still remaining safe and under supervision. If successful, the model and practices employed at Korongee village could be replicated at other sites across Australia, though the Australian version is largely based on an existing Dutch facility.