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Our Mission

Our mission is based on the principles of the Montessori Method: Working with the preserved abilities of the person with the disease to maintain or regain the gestures of daily living. Provide choices to allow the person to still…

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Memory Cafes

Memory Cafes ( by Zoom ) – Free of…

Alzheimer Training – Abridged Version

Alzheimer Training – Abridged Version – Montessori Method Adapted…

Alzheimer Training for Groups in Residences

Alzheimer Training for Groups in Residences – Certified Training…

Alzheimer Training – Montessori Method

Alzheimer Training – Montessori Method Adapted for Those with…

Resident Participation Reduces Agitation

Resident Participation Reduces Agitation and Aggression –  We hear it all the time. Many residents simply don’t want to have a bath, a partial bath or a shower. They object to having their personal hygiene taken care of by others. In this story, you’ll see how resident participation reduces agitation and aggressive behavior. That was…

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Caregivers and People with Dementia

Caregivers and People with Dementia.  When the adapted Montessori method is being used the rewards are plentiful for everyone involved…caregivers and people with dementia. A person with Alzheimer’s disease or any other type of dementia, is treated with respect, dignity and equality. They get to live the best life they can despite their diagnosis. They…

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Choosing the Right Residence

  Making the decision to place a loved one in a retirement home is not easy. For the caregiver, it can feel like a failure. However, it is often a decision that will allow for better care of the person who needs it and allows the carer to have much deserved periods of rest. But…

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Deception in Dementia Care

Deception in dementia care is examined in this article* entitled: Truth, Deception & Consequences.  Professionals who work in memory care often are asked questions that are difficult or uncomfortable to answer truthfully. These questions require us to make a choice.  While opinions are plentiful, there is a lack of consensus on the topic of deception…

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Is Medication the Best Response?

Medication has often been a response to cognitive impairment in seniors in LTCs. When faced with behavioral problems or periods of dementia, numbing the patient makes life easier for the caregiver. In 2021-2022, a preliminary study shows an increase of more than 23% in the use of medication in LTC. This is a direct response…

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Alarming Increase of Seniors with Dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Canada published a recent study on Alzheimer’s that is quite disturbing. In Canada, Alzheimer’s disease will affect one million people by 2030. That’s an alarming increase of seniors with dementia and it highlights the importance of adapting care for them. At present, no prevention program is offered. A health care system…

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Unpacking Dementia Myths

Unpacking Dementia Myths: “It Doesn’t Matter Because They Won’t Remember Anyway.” If you are a memory care professional, you’ve likely heard this expression before. Maybe the thought has even crossed your own mind at some point in your experience providing care for a person with dementia. The idea, of course, is that slip-ups or shortcuts…

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Montessori Alzheimer Solution in LTC

Montessori Alzheimer Solution in LTC: Draw on the Past of the Alzheimer’s Resident Mr. Gagnon is an elderly gentleman who has Alzheimer’s disease. He has been living in a long-term care residence for 2 years and wanders the corridors several times a day. Every morning, he gets up very early and leaves his room. Sometimes…

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Accepting the New Reality

Accepting the new reality will help to preserve harmony in relationships affected by dementia. Mrs. Duchesne* is in the moderate stage of Alzheimer’s and behaves in a somewhat controlling manner, insisting she can do things that she really shouldn’t be doing. Her husband tries to intervene, but she is adamant. She defiantly declares, “Yes, I…

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