About: Teun.

Teun Toebes is a 23-year-old care innovator on a mission to improve the world of people living with dementia. Why? Because he believes everyone has a right to a beautiful, equal and inclusive society and this should not be taken away from you with a single diagnosis. By standing up now for those who have to live with this, he hopes to change the future in a positive way, because the chances that this is your future as well are 1 in 5. How? By looking differently!

‘Only if we start looking at people with dementia differently, will the future be able to change, only then can the inky black stigma make way for hope. For only if we continue to see the human being, will he never disappear.’ #HUMANFOREVER


“When you make contact, the dementia disappears and the human being emerges.”


At the age of 21, Teun Toebes made the bold choice to live in the closed ward of a nursing home. Not just to experience how care for people with dementia could be improved, but mainly to show that we, as a society, need to change our perception of dementia. In a disarming and moving way, he describes the painful systems that prevail in care and society and how we can change them.

The Housemates is not only a book about the future of dementia, but above all a book about the future of all of us. Why? Because the chances that this book is also about your future are one in five.

Article 25 Foundation

Awareness is literally a matter of life and death in some parts of the world when it comes to dementia. That is why Article 25 Foundation is working with prominent international organisations and individuals to build a network that can bring dementia to the attention of people in all countries of the world as soon as possible.


In 2022, Teun took his mission to improve the world of people living with dementia to the next level and announced a new international foundation.


Using funny, sad and happy anecdotes, Teun will take you on an inspirational journey into a world you have never seen like this before.

Teun in the

VerpleegThuis ‘Live’ is not only the most disarming show you will see, it is a real life-changer, because the chance that the show is also about your future is one in five.

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