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. 

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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

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Introducing Montessori for Elders in Norway

Montessori for Dementia and Ageing is revolutionising the culture of dementia care worldwide. Association Montessori Internationale is already changing lives through Montessori teacher training in... Read more

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Dementia Care and COVID-19: How do we move forward?

All of us have been impacted by COVID-19 in many ways, both professionally and personally. The presence of the virus has also created some significant challenges for those living with dementia,... Read more

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Video: Montessori in Aged Care

Enjoy this new video showing Montessori environments in aged care supporting residents independence, meaningful engagement and self esteem.

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Anne Kelly Interview in The Elder Magazine

Anne Kelly was interviewed recently for The Elder Magazine.  Copy of the article can be viewed at the following link.  Text from the interview is feautured below.

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Positive Transformation in a Montessori Long-Term Care Household

Dr. Maria Montessori wrote that “joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul... Read more

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Can over-caring 'rob the independence' of people with dementia?

Article by Michaela Chirgwin interviewing Anne Kelly. Originally published at... Read more

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Tips for Creating a Supportive Environment for Older Adults

The "prepared environment" is designed to facilitate independence and exploration. When designing a Montessori environment for older adults, it can be hard to know where to start. Keep these... Read more