At first glance, the village of Hogeweyk in the Dutch town of Weesp looks like an ordinary place. There are shops and residences, parks and restaurants, and even a theater. There are only 152 people living here, though, and you might notice that all of them are elderly. The younger people here are actually staff–nurses, doctors, and specialists–who work around the clock.
The village is actually a pioneering step in the future of elder and dementia care. Each of the 152 residents are eldery folks living with severe Alzheimer’s and/or dementia, and need nursing home facilities. However, instead of confining them to a depressing room in an institution-like setting, the residents Hogeweyk enjoy complete freedom as well as privacy and autonomy.
Guys spills potatoes at traffic lights, people help him clear them up
If somebody comes to your door selling a home security system and asks if you have one, always say yes.
If they ask which company, tell them it’s none of their business. Many people looking for homes to rob will come to your door asking about security systems. It gives them a chance to case the home and look for weaknesses like if you don’t have a dog or if the house is homed by women or the elderly
Furthermore, document the encounter to the best of your ability. This is not the time you want to shoo someone away immiediately. Be comfortable being uncomfortable and without escalating the situation, ask as many questions as you can. Who are you with (even if they lie, they likely have told that lie before), contact numbers, etc. Did they come in a vehicle? Take the plates down, make, model, any damage to the vehicle. Which direction did they go in, did they talk to any neighbors.
You can save money and potential worry after your dog eats something it isn’t supposed to by calling the Pet Poison Hotline. 855-764-7661.
Every couple promises on their wedding day to love each other forever, in sickness and in health. But for this couple in China, sickness came relatively quickly.
Du Yuanfa married Zhou Yu’ai 56 years ago. The young wife was struck by a mysterious disease at the age of 20 and became completely paralyzed. At the time, Du was working in a coal mine in the nearby city and found out about the tragic event only after he had received a letter from his family informing him that Zhou was sick and bed-bound.
Du immediately took a long leave from work and returned home. Due to the illness, Zhou lost all sensation in her body. She could not even turn or hold objects in her hands. No doctor could figure out what was wrong with the young woman. And then, to make matters worse, the young couple found out that Zhou lost the ability to reproduce.
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