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Dementia patients in Dutch village given 'alternative reality'

16 December 2012 Last updated at 00:01 GMT

A dementia care home in the Netherlands is experimenting with a new way of treating patients by offering them an "alternative reality".

Hogeway is being compared to the film the Truman Show but could other countries learn lessons from how the Dutch are dealing with the disease?

Director of Innovation and co-founder Yvonne van Amerongen showed Anna Holligan around their virtual village near Amsterdam.

Video journalist: Suraj Patel