Goede vondst van onze oosterburen: fake bushalte voor het bejaardentehuis om weglopende dementerende oudjes te vangen:
The idea was first tried at Benrath Senior Centre in Düsseldorf, which pitched an exact replica of a standard stop outside, with one small difference: buses do not use it.
Our members are 84 years old on average. Their short-term memory hardly works, but the long-term memory is still active. “They know the green and yellow bus sign and remember that waiting there means they will go home.”
“We will approach them and say that the bus is coming later and invite them in for a coffee,” said Richard Neureither, Benrath’s director. “Five minutes later they have completely forgotten they wanted to leave.”