Montessori Alzheimer Center

Training for Practitioners and Caregivers


Our promise to you… we open the doors to a wonderful new world of care that helps you reignite the passion for life in people living with dementia.

The Montessori Method Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired will help you…to help them.

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…

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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Disruptive Behaviors – Ever Try Lavender Baths?

Ever Try Lavender Baths for Disruptive Behaviors?-centre-motessori-alzheimer

Disruptive Behaviors – Ever Try Lavender Baths? When it takes three experienced staff members to convince, cajole, and physically coax a resident to take a bath, you know something is not right. Disruptive behaviors can be managed in a better way. After several traumatic bathing sessions with Mrs. Delaney*, the staff and management realized they needed…

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Relational Care Can Enrich Lives

How to Enrich the Lives of Orderlies and Residents

Relational Care Can Enrich the Lives of Staff and Residents. Orderlies who work in assisted living and long-term care residences have a tough job. Not only is the work physically and mentally demanding, but they have to walk a fine line because while the ‘job’ must be done, the orderly is actually there to serve…

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Learning About Life History Matters


Learning about the life history of a person with dementia will help you help them. André, a new resident at an assisted living home in Quebec, was lonely and unhappy due to the loss of his wife and difficulties caused by Parkinson’s disease. During a casual visit with André, a staff member asked him about his past….

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What They Say About Montessori Alzheimer Center

Quality of Life

This is What They Say About Montessori Alzheimer Center Here are just some of the testimonials we’ve received… “I had the great privilege to attend a training given by Mr. Marc Norris on the Montessori method applied to the accompaniment of people suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. What a revelation it was for me, as well…

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Dementia Care


Dementia Care The Montessori method adapted for the cognitively impaired – a method based on rehabilitation and adaptive techniques – provides the nexus between the perception of the person living with dementia and the reality of that person. Recognizing the whole person and working to bring out the very best in them is what helps…

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What Causes Responsive Behaviors?

Resolve Responsive Behaviors

What Causes Responsive Behaviors? Finding out ‘why’ can help you resolve responsive or disruptive behaviors:  Let’s look at the Impact of the Montessori Method on Seniors with Responsive Behaviors Scientific research has shown that responsive behaviors seen in people living with dementia are caused, in large part, by unmet needs. Here’s a perfect example: Mrs….

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