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 this chart where current approaches and adapted Montessori approaches are compared.
The change can have a significant impact on the quality of life for the afflicted person and on the overall satisfaction of those who look after them and care about them:
|Current Approaches||Adapted Montessori Approach|
|One activity at a time provided||Multiple activities available at a time|
|Topics of outside speakers determined by staff||Outside speakers chosen and invited by residents|
|New residents welcomed by staff||New residents welcomed by residents|
|Staff provide entertainment||Residents select entertainment, and can provide their own entertainment|
|Focus on the facility||Opportunities to engage with a larger social network and the world|
|Provide care for the residents||Allow residents to take care of themselves as much as possible|
|A hotel model||A community model|
(From : Montessori Method Adapted for those with cognitive deficits. Innovative proven ways to enrich lives.
Overview presentation. Cameron J. Camp lll & Associates. 2018)