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Visual Cues Play a Pivotal Role in Memory Care

Why do visual cues play a pivotal role in memory care? Because these cues offer valuable information and support to individuals experiencing memory loss, confusion, and communication challenges. Visual cues play a pivotal role in any environment where people with dementia are cared for, including memory care residences, home settings, adult day centers, and more….

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Visiting a Loved One Living with Dementia

18 Tips to make visiting a loved one living with dementia more meaningful and positive. Visiting a loved one living with dementia requires patience, understanding, and adaptability. Sometimes family members are hesitant to visit because they feel awkward – unsure of what to do or say. This can mean fewer visits and more isolation for…

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The Memory Care Environment

The Memory Care Environment: 12 Characteristics of a Memory- Friendly Care Environment – The memory care environment that is deemed to be memory-friendly is thoughtfully designed to cater to the needs and challenges of individuals with cognitive impairments, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It emphasizes minimizing potential sources of confusion, anxiety, and frustration while…

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Importance of Cognitive Disorders Training

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The Importance of Cognitive Disorders Training – Cognitive disorders, encompassing conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, have become increasingly prevalent as our population ages. These disorders can have a profound impact on individuals and their families, affecting memory, thinking, and behavior. However, the profound impact can be lessened when we understand the importance of cognitive…

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Montessori for Seniors

Montessori for Seniors…the Montessori Approach to Aging – Montessori for seniors, also known as the Montessori approach to aging, is an adaptation of the Montessori educational philosophy that is tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by older adults, particularly those with cognitive impairments or dementia. The Montessori method, originally developed by Dr….

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Positive Financial Benefits of Credentialing

The positive financial benefits of credentialing are significant. That’s why LTC’s and other memory care residences are exploring how to become a Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® Credentialed Residence – There are definitely positive financial benefits of credentialing. You’ll see a return on investment (ROI) after implementing person-centered care with activity adaptation for residents with dementia, and…

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Montessori Principles to Overcome Communication Difficulties

Montessori principles to overcome communication difficulties between you and the person with cognitive impairment.   Do you have difficulty understanding and making yourself understood when conversing with someone with dementia? It’s very helpful to use Montessori principles to overcome communication difficulties.  Sometimes, when a person with dementia has communication problems, observation can tell you more…

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Benefits of Adapted Montessori Activities

Benefits of Adapted Montessori Activities –  There are plenty of time saving benefits of adapted Montessori activities, and creating the environment in which they will take place. It will, however, take some time. For your time-starved healthcare employees, the advantages of investing time they don’t seem to have may be difficult to see. But if…

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Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

Depression and Alzheimer’s disease- A More Important Link Than it Seems? (The Montessori method in the service of psychological care.) This article on depression and Alzheimer’s disease was translated from: Dépression et maladie d’Alzheimer, un lien plus important qu’il n’y parait??? by  Emma VIDAL, Clinical psychologist and Montessori teacher. February 1, 2023. DEPRESSION IN THE…

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Loss of Independence with Alzheimer’s

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Loss of Independence with Alzheimer’s and Other Types of Dementia:   Alzheimer’s disease is a cognitive disorder that can significantly affect the independence of seniors. As it advances, cognitive abilities typically decline, leading to a loss of independence with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. This reduced independence is frequently caused by cognitive function decline, which…

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