Montessori for Dementia and Ageing, London

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. This approach supports 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.

The course will show families and professionals how to create Montessori environments where older people and those with dementia can succeed. The approach has resulted in positive outcomes for both the older adult and those who care.

The Montessori approach enhances the quality of life for people living with dementia. It creates an environment in which individuals can do as much for themselves and others as possible, rather than having thing done to or for them. By developing meaningful roles, routines and activities tailored to each individual, this approach allows each person to be as independent as possible and enjoy an enriched life.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for family members, carers, nurses, support workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and volunteers.

What will I learn about?

On this course you will learn how to:

  • Prepare environments where people can care for themselves and their community
  • Give individuals roles and activities tailored to their abilities, matching strengths and abilities with personal history
  • Encourage independence, friendships, social connections and a sense of purpose
  • Develop routines that build confidence and self-esteem
  • Provide cues, prompts, materials and templates to support the person’s memory loss
  • Use the approach for individuals, groups, at home and in residential settings and hospitals
  • Focus on the person, not the dementia

Participants will receive handouts and a certificate of completion from the Association Montessori Internationale.

Dates: November 2020 – 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th November

Time: 9am-11am (UTC)

Venue: live online sessions using Zoom platform

In addition to the scheduled online sessions, there will be some additional hours required for completion of short assignments and exercises offline.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 to Thursday, November 26, 2020
United Kingdom