In Green House homes, authenticity matters - for example, we strive to build real homes, not fake homes, not pretend homes, not places that look like a home but really feel more like an institution. We want to create that sense of belonging, of warmth and deep knowing that we all crave. We want the elders to feel connected to the people and the space. Best Life supports elders living with dementia (ELWD), and here too, we strive for authenticity. For many ELWD, their experience has been one of loss and lack of choice. Family, friends, and professionals may respond to their diagnosis rather than to the individual person, focusing on inabilities rather than retained talents and abilities. The opportunities for real, authentic life experiences may be taken away, justified by saying, "It doesn't really matter, they won't know the difference." To see the website, click here.