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Memory Kits

The Akron-Summit County Public Library (Ohio, USA) now has Memory Kits to purchase. The Kits, developed with Jennifer Brush of Brush Development (along Montessori For Dementia and Aging principles... Read more

Jennifer Brush Awarded Fulbright Specialist for Norway Montessori Project

Jennifer Brush, AMI Montessori for Dementia and Ageing Trainer, has just been... Read more

Montessori for Elder and Dementia Care Book Award

Montessori for Elder and Dementia Care Book Award

We are delighted to congratulate Jennifer Brush who has won a silver medal in the book category in The National 2021 Mature Media awards for Montessori for Elder and Dementia Care.  The... Read more

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Montessori Method for Dementia to “Change the Face of Aged Care”

Southern Cross Care Tasmania, an aged care provider, was the first in Tasmania to implement Montessori principles for ageing and dementia at one of its locations, Rivulet Memory Support Unit.... Read more

Bringing Montessori for Dementia and Ageing to Finland

The first From Can’t to Can do! workshop in the Nordics will take place on September 30th and October 1st in Helsinki, Finland. Together with Jennifer Brush, a small group of Finnish enthusiasts... Read more

Limiting Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia

Antipsychotic drugs are often prescribed for people with dementia as an answer to the changes in their behaviour, despite the lack of evidence to support their efficacy, and much of this happens... Read more

Elderly woman and carer reading memory book

Using Montessori Techniques in Caring for the Elderly

An interview with Anne Kelly, Head of Montessori for Dementia and Ageing, AMI.

At AMI we are further developing our work in ageing and dementia, and we are so pleased to welcome Anne Kelly... Read more

IKEA Hacks for Dementia Friendly Homes

You may have already seen Hack Care, a 240-page IKEA-style catalogue that uses simple design innovations and hacks to shape environments that empower people with dementia. 

We think it’... Read more

Child and elderly woman gardening

Intergenerational Montessori Program for Adults With Memory Concerns

A recent study published by Michelle Bourgeois and Jennifer Brush showed success in improving engagement and affect in older adults with mild memory concerns while engaging with children.... Read more

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What should I say when residents ask me to take them home?

One of the most common questions I am asked by my clients is, “What do I say when residents repeatedly ask me to take them home?”  

If you work in long term care, you have encountered... Read more