Ageing and Longevity

French 'Alzheimer's village': where nursing home meets the outside world

More than 100 permanent residents live at the village. Image: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Emilie Delwarde

Writer , Reuters

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Alzheimer's patients under umbrellas walk at the Village Landais Alzheimer site in Dax, France, September 24, 2020. Picture taken on September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes - RC2K9J9HFY21
Each resident pays nearly 24,000 euros a year in fees. Image: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
A welcome sign is seen in the grocery store at the Village Landais Alzheimer site in Dax, France, September 24, 2020. Picture taken on September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes - RC2K9J98WYF9
The village has a shop, but there are no payments. Image: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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