Is it right to segregate people who have dementia?

John R. Burton, M.D. Director, Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center wrote an article on dementia and whether it is right to segregate those with dementia from others. Here’s an excerpt:

“Some of these homes are brilliant but I would argue that the better they are, the less overtly specialist and the more normal and homely they seem. They may be specialist homes but their speciality is in real relationships taking place in an authentic community or family setting.

These are places where there is an overwhelming feeling of togetherness rather than separation.”

Read the whole article here:

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