All NEWS-PRESS Artist Development – Town Square Taking the idea of reminiscence therapy to its most ambitious conception. THE RISE OF DEMENTIA VILLAGES The happiest place on earth? Center fights dementia using reminiscence therapy The project is titled Town Square, a full-scale, fully functional 1950s village set to open in 2018. Time-travel town: Welcome to Glenner Town Square A downtown of shops, restaurants and even a nursery Faux 1950s downtown being built in a warehouse in San Diego An immersive experience for adults with dementia to help them discuss the past Fake Towns Could Help People With Alzheimer’s Live Happier Lives Model towns meant to spark memories could help patients with dementia How Throwback Model Towns Could Help Alzheimer’s Patients One 1950s-themed town will have a city hall, a movie theater, and a park Time-Travel Therapy Can a faux 1950s downtown sharpen the minds of dementia patients? First U.S. Dementia Village It all started with a fifth-grade class project Non-Profit Builds Village To Help Alzheimer’s Patients Cope An unorthodox approach to help seniors cope with Alzheimer’s disease rovider Plans to Scale Dementia Village Concept to 100 Locations There will be a ‘50s diner, a pet store with a huge fish tank, a museum, a library, and a department store! Experimental ‘town’ helps dementia patients reconnect with past A very unorthodox way of helping dementia patients Taking Cues from ‘Dementia Village’ Abroad We are seeing a need because day care is an up and coming care option Dementia Villages Revolutionary day care for Alzheimer’s sufferers: Dementia villages Home Sweet Home… For Dementia The goal: a completely immersive experience. Les Siegel on KABC Radio – LA CLICK TO LISTENLes Siegel on KABC Radio in Los AngelesTIME: 7:51 Alzheimer’s center to help patients take stroll down memory lane A 3 dimensional, fully functional mock town square made to look like 1950s era San Diego Architecture Meets Alzheimer’s Reminiscence work involves talking about things from the past Alzheimer’s Patients Chance to Relive Memories Set designers are building a mini, 1950s-styled version of San Diego. Alzheimer’s patients to time-travel in Chula Vista Day-care to rely on T-birds and jukeboxes for memory retrieval Special “city” could help Alzheimer’s patients Research has already shown that it helps improve mood Replica villages for Alzheimer’s patients planned in 100 cities Plans to build as many as 100 more Town Squares in cities around the country in future years. Mini-city being built for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients Town Square – a San Diego themed city built just for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. Faux city for Alzheimer’s patients takes shape The thought process of reminiscence therapy is it helps reduce agitation, improve mood and improve sleep quality Are Dementia Villages the Future? The Doctors discuss a new concept that could revolutionize the way we care for people struggling with Alzheimer’s.