From Can’t to Can Do!: Montessori for Dementia and Ageing, Dublin, Ireland

Montessori for Dementia and Ageing is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. The goal of the Montessori program is to support people living with dementia by creating a prepared environment, filled with cues and memory supports, that enables individuals to care for themselves, others, and their community.

This two-day program focuses on the Montessori for Dementia and Ageing program criteria as established by the Association Montessori Internationale. Participants will receive handouts, a copy of the book I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia and a certificate of completion from AMI.

The Montessori approach enhances quality of life for people living with dementia by creating an environment in which they can succeed. Roles, routines and activities are developed for each individual, which are meaningful to that person – giving each person the opportunity to enjoy an enriched life. Individuals living in a Montessori community do as much for themselves and others as possible, rather than having things done to them or for them.

Attend this two-day workshop and learn to create meaningful activities and roles by:

  • Focusing on the person, not the dementia.
  • Matching strengths and abilities with personal history.
  • Fostering social connections and friendships.
  • Developing routines that build confidence and self-esteem.
  • Providing cues, prompts, materials and templates to support the person’s memory loss.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 08:30 to 17:00
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 08:30 to 15:00
Saint Nicholas College
Dún Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
Ireland