Ten years on from their world famous Dementia Village, Dutch architects Frank van Dillen and Michael Bol discuss the growing pressure to transform care for people suffering from dementia. “We need to design more than just buildings; we need to design homes where people can live their lives as fully as possible.” With huge improvements in people’s health resulting in a rapidly ageing population, architect Frank van Dillen is adamant that the need to transform elderly care facilities is more pressing than ever before. “In Europe and the rest of the Western world, our elderly population is booming,” says the Dementia Village Architects and Advisors (DVA) managing director, explaining his vision.

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