THE VILLAGE

A radical new dementia village in Hobart aims to turn dementia care on its head by focussing on the individual and their life experiences as the basis for future care.

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Korongee Village, a brand new facility in a working-class northern suburb of Hobart, combines the best dementia care practices from around the planet with some new and revolutionary ideas.

"Maybe minds aren't lost.
Maybe they just slip through and
find a different place to wander."

C.J. Tudor, The Chalk Man

Using animation, re-creation and actuality, we’ll document Korongee’s key characters sharing stories of their past and getting to know the whole person whether they are residents, the charismatic CEO or the carers who have chosen to be part of this bold experiment.

"What's at stake?
Everything's at stake."

Lucy O'Flaherty, Korongee CEO

THE VILLAGE will shine a light on a very different way of caring for people living with dementia. Our creative focus will reveal Korongee’s guiding philosophy – that a person living with dementia is an individual with a rich and unique personality.

"While no one can change the outcome
of dementia or Alzheimer's, with the right
support you can change the journey."

Tara Reed, Artist

Is this enough to alleviate the trauma felt by a person living with dementia when they enter a care facility? Can carers successfully transition from conventional dementia care to a radical new system? And how will this new way of caring impact on families?

Let’s find out in THE VILLAGE

8 x 7-Minute
Digital Stories

52-Minute
Documentary

20 x 30-Second
Social Media Grabs

"Home is not where you live,
but where they understand you."

Christian Morganstern, Author / Poet