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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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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Caregiver Training Benefits All Parties

So Many AHA! Moments and Great Takeaways

Caregiver Training Benefits All Parties We know it’s true because we just wrapped up another Intensive Training Session on the Montessori Method Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired and the trainees told us that our brand of caregiver training would benefit all parties. There was so much energy and excitement in the group, we’ve just got…

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Dementia: Why Montessori Works So Well

The Value of Observation in Memory Care

Dementia: Why Montessori works so well. Whenever I hear the phrase ‘Montessori Method’ I immediately think of the Montessori school that’s not far from my house. It’s in a lovely natural setting with lots of trees and fields, flowers and wide open spaces. The building is a beautiful, old Victorian mansion that sits well back…

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Benefits of Using Montessori-Alzheimer Method

Benefits of Using the Montessori-Alzheimer Method

One of the objectives of all Montessori Alzheimer Centre trainings is to increase stability, loyalty and commitment on the part of staff members by providing a humanizing and creative environment for the cognitively impaired and their caregivers. This, in turn, will promote greater staff satisfaction and productivity. At the Montessori Alzheimer Centre, we are committed…

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