Adapted Activities for dementia patients in the home environment

Adapted Activities for dementia patients in the home environment Created by : Kristine Niskanen A person living with dementia has the same needs as everyone else.  The person wants to socialize, participate in engaging activities, interact with family, be included in household activities and to be asked for advice.  The person still wants and needs…

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Engaging Alzheimer’s Activities

Engaging Alzheimer’s Activities: Appropriate Activities for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Nurturing connection and cognitive function, engaging Alzheimer’s activities play a crucial role in addressing the challenges posed by Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative condition. Both individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers face significant hurdles, but introducing purposeful and stimulating activities into daily routines can yield…

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Luxury Senior Living

Here is an article about Luxury Senior Living written by Evan Shelton, Ph.D, of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia: “Luxury Senior Living” often misses the mark in memory care. Here’s why. Imagine you’re embarking on a long-anticipated vacation. Maybe you’ve been looking forward to this vacation for months or even years! After getting…

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Interview with Dr. Cameron Camp

In a March 2024 interview with Dr. Cameron Camp, he said…  “After observing the classroom and the students’ behaviors, I asked, ‘Could this be the solution for individuals with dementia?’” Cameron Camp, PhD, Director of Research and Development at Center for Applied Research in Dementia, shares his groundbreaking work with the Post. Here is the…

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What is the Montessori Method?

In this post, we answer the question: What is the Montessori Method? The Montessori approach for older people with cognitive problems is based on the Montessori method created by Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori was born in Italy in 1870. She was the first female doctor in her country. She studied psychology, mathematics, and education….

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Prepare for the Future in LTC

Q: How can the training and implementation of the adapted Montessori method of care equip us to meet the challenges that LTC owners and executives face as they prepare for the future in LTC? Additionally, it’s important to consider how the choice of care method is instrumental in our success in overcoming these challenges. A:…

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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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