A Perfect Retirement Village for Seniors with Dementia

The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJUPQRZf1H8 Today, the isolated village of Hogewey lies on the outskirts of Amsterdam in the small town of Wheesp. Dubbed “Dementia Village” by CNN, Hogewey is a cutting-edge elderly-care facility—roughly the size of 10 football fields—where residents are given the chance to live seemingly normal lives. With only 152 inhabitants, it’s run like a more benevolent version of The Truman Show, if The Truman Show were about dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. Like most small villages,…

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Using the Word, “Deaf Mute”

Dear Media: Stop Describing the Deaf as ‘Mute’ By Lydia L. Callis - Huff Post . Dec. 2017 An unusual tale about a young Indian woman named Geeta has been making its way around the internet after a Bollywood film helped spark interest in her story. As a child, Geeta accidentally crossed the border into Pakistan all alone. She lived there in the care of a social welfare group for more than ten years until last month, when she finally returned to…

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A Sample Card of Needing VRI Services during Emergencies

Video Remote Interpreting Federal civil rights laws require covered entities to ensure effective communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. For people who communicate primarily in American Sign Language, qualified interpreter services may be necessary. When in-person, on-site interpreting services are not immediately available, technology now provides for an interim solution in the form of off-site interpreting services, called Video Remote Interpreting (VRI). VRI uses videoconferencing technology, equipment, and a high speed Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth to provide…

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