Redesign Dementia Care: Montessori for Aging and Dementia, Kensington, MD

At The National Center for Montessori and Aging, we will show you how to shift your view of dementia care and create an environment where people with dementia flourish — making things much easier for both them and YOU.

Montessori for Aging and Dementia, an innovative approach to care, enables individuals to care for themselves, others, and their community — bringing purpose and meaning to elders’ lives, and increasing staff satisfaction significantly.

During this workshop you will:

  • Discover a powerful approach to dementia care that will totally change your perspective on aging and dementia
  • Learn the first thing you should do to create a sense of community between staff and residents
  • See how an engaging life enrichment program transforms the culture of a long-term care center and ultimately frees up staff time dramatically
  • Learn the process for changing a ho-hum activity program into a dynamic and engaging person-centered program that keeps people interested and has them coming back for more
  • Be able to implement a simple tool for helping people with cognitive impairment participate in meaningful conversations
  • Identify the mistakes almost everyone unknowingly makes in wayfinding and signage, leading to confusion and discord — and find out how to correct them
  • Develop the skills to effectively communicate with people with dementia, so they easily understand what you are trying to convey

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.

Our program content demonstrates how to meet the CMS regulations requiring that the care communities:

  • Learn more about elders as a person, provide greater support for elder preferences, and give elders increased control and choice.
  • Provide activity materials 24 hours a day.
  • Provide training on dementia management.

Become Certified and Earn Continuing Education Units!

This program meets the core educational requirement for Montessori Dementia Engagement Certification and is pre-approved for 10 Continuing Education Units by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals.

Applications for certification are available at the workshop.

This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for 10 Category Continuing Education Units.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 08:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 08:00 to 15:00
The National Center for Montessori and Aging at Crossway
3015 Upton Drive
Kensington Maryland 20895
United States