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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Current Approach vs. Montessori Approach

At the Montessori Alzheimer Center, we are committed to giving you proven, functional strategies and tactics to resolve – among other things – the communication difficulties and confusing behaviors often experienced by caregivers, practitioners and those with Alzheimer’s disease. All of our programs are geared to implementing person-centered approaches to care. Take a look at…

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Relearn everyday gestures

Relearn Everyday Gestures

Relearn everyday gestures thanks to the Montessori Method Are you living with Alzheimer’s and having difficulty adjusting emotionally? Do you have a hard time understanding and accepting your condition and facing new challenges? Do you want to continue living with a quality of life as long as possible at home, while pursuing your activities and…

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Help me do it alone

Help me do it alone Quite a title isn’t it? Our society puts too much emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease, the labels and symptoms generally associated with the disease. But little  emphasis is placed on the people who suffer from the disease. Do you know what your loved one experiences and feels once they are diagnosed?…

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Helping caregivers in their daily lives

Helping caregivers in their daily lives How does the Montessori method adapted for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease provide support and a solution for caregivers in their daily lives? Following a diagnosis of cognitive impairment in a loved one, the caregiver considers himself or herself capable of meeting the challenge alone and often for a few…

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Putting a smile on your face

Putting a smile on your face while living with cognitive impairment Do you perceive the disease as a loss of identity and individuality of the whole person? In his book “The Myth of Alzheimer’s Disease”, author Peter Whitehouse proposes a redefinition and reconstruction of our language about the disease. According to him, our perceptions of…

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