Based on the Principles of the Montessori Method.
The adapted Montessori method is an approach to normalizing neurological disease (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body, etc.).
The Montessori Alzheimer Center envisions a new paradigm of care that views those diagnosed as normal people living with a neurological disability.
As such, their abilities, interests and choices will be respected, encouraged and maximized. Patients are encouraged to maintain their respective identities and move through the disease with self-awareness.
Normalizing People Living with Alzheimer’s…
The professionals at the Montessori Alzheimer Center consider people with Alzheimer’s disease to be essential decision-makers with regard to their physical, psychological and emotional health. Alzheimer’s disease should not limit decision-making or autonomy. It should be supported, not replaced.
Every caregiving experience is a field of research, and treating it as such increases the body of knowledge.
- 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 control their life, to maintain their independence.
- Maintain and re-engage the person in their community and living environment.
- Create and adapt constructive and meaningful activities for the person with the disease.
- Adapting the physical and social environment to allow people to fully exploit their potential and reduce or eliminate their behavioral problems.
- Providing means for caregivers and family members to better supportthem.
- Providing techniques to apply with people who have difficultycommunicating or who have lost their speech.
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