Bryghuset – On the Journey to Become a Spark of Life Centre of Excellence.

Bryghuset (the House of the Brewery) is Denmark’s first Dementia Town with 125 apartments, extensive outdoor areas, shopping mall, cafes etc.

Bryghuset with individual apartments

The Dementia Town is a mini community enabling people with dementia to experience the highest possible degree of freedom, safety, and quality of life and independence.

Outdoor life at Bryghuset

In 2016, the local Shire Council of Svendborg made the decision to send two key people to the International Spark of Life Master Course so they could bring back the philosophy to be introduced in the Dementia Town.

Annette Soeby, Spark of Life Master Practitioner

Annette is a Registered Nurse, Project Leader and the spokesperson for the Dementia Town. She has extensive background in running residential care facilities and is passionate about forging new ground for people living in care.



Charlotte Gehring, Spark of Life Master Practitioner

Charlotte is a Registered Nurse and Dementia Co-ordinator. For the last two years, Charlotte has been an integral part of developing Denmark’s very first Dementia Town Bryghuset in Svendborg.

Together Annette and Charlotte are pioneering the implementation of the Spark of Life Philosophy, guiding and educating the team so that Bryghuset can become the first Spark of Life Centre of Excellence in Denmark and in Europe.

Charlotte Gehring presenting the Spark of Life 3 day Certified Practitioner Course
Team members participating in Spark of Life Education at Bryghuset
Charlotte, Annette and Trine – the three Spark of Life Club Facilitators at Bryghuset
Charlotte in an in-depth conversation with a Spark of Life Sunshine Club Member