Dementia Training

Dementia Training Using the Adapted Montessori Approach – the integration of Montessori methods into dementia care, and dementia training, represents a pioneering approach to enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with dementia. This approach leverages principles originally designed for educational settings, particularly for children, and adapts them to the needs of adults experiencing…

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12 Key Principles of Montessori Inspired Lifestyle®

12 Key Principles of Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® The “12 Key Principles of Montessori Inspired Lifestyle®” refer to a set of guidelines that stem from the Montessori educational philosophy, but they are specifically adapted to enhance the lives of older adults, particularly those with dementia. This approach is a unique application of Montessori methods, traditionally used…

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Alzheimer’s Care at Home

Giving Choices

Since the majority of Alzheimer’s care is provided in home settings, family caregivers need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide Alzheimer’s care at home.  Below you’ll find 9* reasons why people providing Alzheimer’s care at home should get the information they need to learn how to effectively provide care. “Eighty…

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Alzheimer’s Consultant and Dementia Training Expert

Alzheimer’s Consultant and Dementia Training Expert If you’re searching for a well-qualified Alzheimer’s Consultant and Dementia Training Expert – someone to talk to about Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia – you would be well-advised to contact: Mark Norris, M. Ed, Director of the Montessori Alzheimer Center Mark is a Special Care Counsellor and…

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Montessori-Based Activities Help People with Dementia

Montessori activities adapted for those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia represent an innovative and unique way of creating a greater constructive engagement and a sense of accomplishment in their daily lives. In this article, we’ll tell you how Montessori-based activities help people with dementia. Adapted environments (materials, lighting, etc.) are set up so…

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Family Caregivers

When it comes to interactions between visiting family caregivers and LTC (Long-Term Care) staff, various points of contention may arise. It’s important to recognize that a family caregiver is often under considerable stress, and their complaints or concerns can stem from deep care and worry for their loved ones. Here are some common issues that…

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Solutions for Safer Environments

Solutions for Safer Environments- When healthcare employees and personal caregivers learn disruptive behavior solutions for safer environments, everyone benefits. When they truly understand what is behind disruptive behaviors and have learned how to diffuse them, it’s a win-win all around. The 5 Beneficiaries: Persons with dementia are the primary beneficiaries. When healthcare employees understand how…

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New Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

New Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: Reactions and Feelings A new Alzheimer’s diagnosis is an emotional and life-altering experience. Someone who has just received a new Alzheimer’s diagnosis, or a diagnosis of any other form of dementia, can be profoundly affected. The reactions and feelings of individuals upon hearing such a diagnosis can vary widely based on their…

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Major Musical Influences on Seniors

Major Musical Influences on Seniors –  Do you know which artists were major musical influences on seniors of today – people who are currently 65 to 80 years old? We’ve got a list for you, below. We know that the impact of music on the lives of Alzheimer’s patients is remarkable, offering a range of…

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Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia

Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia – Explaining the Difference: Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia are both types of progressive dementias, but they have distinct differences in terms of causes, symptoms, progression, and treatment. Both conditions are complex, and the exact cause and progression can vary from person to person. Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial…

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