“It’s like being at home,” 82-year-old Madeleine Elissalde, one of the village’s first residents, told Reuters. “We’re well looked after.”The program costs in the neighborhood of 6.7 million euros to run each year. Residents and their families kick in about 24,000 euros in annual fees, but more than half the total expense is subsidized by government authorities.Expensive? Perhaps, but researchers at France’s National Institute of Health and Medical Research Shows closely studying how such model conditions impact the progression of dementia may ultimately conclude the insights they gain for future treatment standards will be well worth the cost.RELATED: Though Her Alzheimer’s Worsened, Supermarket Still Found Creative Ways to Keep Her on the TeamIn the meantime, residents of villages in France, the Netherlands, and another prototype community in Canada are able to live out the remainder of their years with not only a measure of self-esteem, dignity, and sense of purpose but some true “liberté, égalité, et fraternité” as well.(WATCH the video tour of this French village below.)Build Up Some Positivity By Sharing The Good News To Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Built in the same spirit as De Hogeweyk, a purpose-built village for dementia patients in the Netherlands, it’s the first such facility in France.In addition to nursing facilities, the Landais campus includes a grocery store, hair salon, cafeteria, library, and music room.Residents are given as much freedom as their conditions allow, and treated to numerous entertainments.They’re also encouraged to participate in daily activities that can include shopping, cooking, and regular hairstyling appointments, as it’s believed sticking to a familiar routine may actually hinder the advance of the disease’s worst symptoms.WATCH: Thanks to Student’s Hunch, Seniors With Dementia Are ‘Coming Alive’ Again With the ‘Magic’ of Virtual Reality AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAs the old African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child,” but it seems that same wisdom may also hold true when it comes to caring for elderly Alzheimer’s patients.Village Landais AlzheimerRather than placing them in traditional memory care units, some groups charged with the care of these special seniors are taking a more innovative approach.In southwestern France near the city of Dax, a community has been created with the specific needs of its 105 residents—all of whom suffer from Alzheimer’s in varying stages.
West Indies will look to cover the basic aspects of their game, hoping to end a string of series defeats when they face Bangladesh in the final One Day International at Sylhet today. Ahead of the day and night affair, West Indies skipper Rovman Powell told the media that despite winning the previous match, they are still not batting well.“We have to work on all three aspects of the game. One game doesn’t change the fact that we are still not batting well as a team and we still need to work on our bowling and fielding,” Powell said.The captain expressed concern at the senior batsmen getting starts but not pushing through. “It has been a pattern, but not just for them (seniors), for the batting unit. They are getting starts but not carrying on…we want to improve as a team; when you get going, just carry on and win games for West Indies,” Powell said.If the Maroon boys can cover the basics, the Jamaican all-rounder reckons a rare series win could be on the horizon. “It is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. West Indies haven’t won an ODI series for quite some time. This is a grand opportunity to change it. The guys are upbeat and confident of doing it tomorrow,” he said. The West Indies suffered a humiliating drubbing by Bangladesh in the Test series in November and December, when the home side wrapped up both matches inside three days. Powell expects the visitors to cut down on the extras, noting that in the last game, all the free hits went for boundaries, effectively being extra runs. The captain singled out Shai Hope, who scored a century in the last match, saying, “It is good that Hope got it in (the previous) game to level the series. As a team, we are just looking for each and every batter to stand up; it is just a collective effort as a team. We have to come together as a batting unit.” Personally, Powell, who is known more for his batting, said he wants to get runs for his personal game and confidence, pointing out that he is “trying to tick all the boxes, trying to prepare well and trying to get in the right frame of mind.”The 25-year-old Jamaican emphasised, “It is a fact, Bangladeshis don’t like fast bowling,” adding that his side intends to exploit this. “It seems like a typically Bangladeshi wicket, low and slow. So hopefully our team can adjust and get the win for West Indies,” he said.Powell also pointed out his fascination for the stadium, saying, “It is a beautiful stadium. I was amazed by the facilities. I am absolutely surprised. It looks very good.” The three-match series is locked 1-1 with the decider’s first ball set for 2am today.
11 11 11 11 4. Toby Alderweireld 33. Ben Davies 20. Dele Alli 11 11 12. Victor Wanyama 5. Jan Vertonghen The Premier League is back after the international break as title contenders Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Britannia Stadium to face Mark Hughes’ Stoke City.Both sides have enjoyed indifferent starts to the campaign, but it’s Spurs who are favourites to win the clash.Mauricio Pochettino will hope his side can replicate last season’s 4-0 thrashing of the Potters as they look to keep in touch at the top of the Premier League.Take a look at our predicted Spurs line up, in the gallery above. 2. Kyle Walker 15. Eric Dier 11 11 17. Moussa Sissoko 11 1. Hugo Lloris – Click the arrow above to see the predicted XI in squad number order 11 10. Harry Kane 11 23. Christian Eriksen