Dementia Training

Dementia Training Using the Adapted Montessori Approach – the integration of Montessori methods into dementia care, and dementia training, represents a pioneering approach to enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with dementia. This approach leverages principles originally designed for educational settings, particularly for children, and adapts them to the needs of adults experiencing…

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Montessori-Based Activities Help People with Dementia

Montessori activities adapted for those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia represent an innovative and unique way of creating a greater constructive engagement and a sense of accomplishment in their daily lives. In this article, we’ll tell you how Montessori-based activities help people with dementia. Adapted environments (materials, lighting, etc.) are set up so…

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Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia

Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia – Explaining the Difference: Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia are both types of progressive dementias, but they have distinct differences in terms of causes, symptoms, progression, and treatment. Both conditions are complex, and the exact cause and progression can vary from person to person. Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial…

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The Memory Care Environment

The Memory Care Environment: 12 Characteristics of a Memory- Friendly Care Environment – The memory care environment that is deemed to be memory-friendly is thoughtfully designed to cater to the needs and challenges of individuals with cognitive impairments, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It emphasizes minimizing potential sources of confusion, anxiety, and frustration while…

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Importance of Cognitive Disorders Training

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The Importance of Cognitive Disorders Training – Cognitive disorders, encompassing conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, have become increasingly prevalent as our population ages. These disorders can have a profound impact on individuals and their families, affecting memory, thinking, and behavior. However, the profound impact can be lessened when we understand the importance of cognitive…

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Montessori for Seniors

Montessori for Seniors…the Montessori Approach to Aging – Montessori for seniors, also known as the Montessori approach to aging, is an adaptation of the Montessori educational philosophy that is tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by older adults, particularly those with cognitive impairments or dementia. The Montessori method, originally developed by Dr….

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Positive Financial Benefits of Credentialing

The positive financial benefits of credentialing are significant. That’s why LTC’s and other memory care residences are exploring how to become a Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® Credentialed Residence – There are definitely positive financial benefits of credentialing. You’ll see a return on investment (ROI) after implementing person-centered care with activity adaptation for residents with dementia, and…

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Montessori Principles to Overcome Communication Difficulties

Montessori principles to overcome communication difficulties between you and the person with cognitive impairment.     How Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect communication: Problems paying attention during long conversations. Repeated use of common words. Difficulty calling an object or person by name. Difficulty registering and reusing information in one’s daily life. Easy…

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Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

Depression and Alzheimer’s disease- A More Important Link Than it Seems? (The Montessori method in the service of psychological care.) This article on depression and Alzheimer’s disease was translated from: Dépression et maladie d’Alzheimer, un lien plus important qu’il n’y parait??? by  Emma VIDAL, Clinical psychologist and Montessori teacher. February 1, 2023. DEPRESSION IN THE…

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Loss of Independence with Alzheimer’s

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Loss of Independence with Alzheimer’s and Other Types of Dementia:   Alzheimer’s disease is a cognitive disorder that can significantly affect the independence of seniors. As it advances, cognitive abilities typically decline, leading to a loss of independence with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. This reduced independence is frequently caused by cognitive function decline, which…

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