Transforming Dementia Care Live Conference

The Transforming Dementia Care Live Conference in Toronto was a Huge Success!

Everyone enjoyed hearing from Dr. Cameron Camp, Gary Johnson, and the

Director of the  Montessori Alzheimer Center, Mark Norris.

 Transforming Dementia Care:

Embracing a Montessori Inspired Lifestyle®

was held at the

Best Western Plus Toronto Airport Hotel

on May 23, 2024

Linda Camp, Dr. Cameron Camp, and Mark Norris at the Conference in Toronto on May 23, 2024

The conference brought together a diverse group of professionals from various health and memory care industry positions. Attendees included Montessori educators, representatives from long-term care homes and regional health services, an architect, recreation therapists, care coordinators, founders of healthcare staffing and family support companies, senior executives from senior living organizations, and leaders from the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators.

Attendees said all the conference objectives were met, the sessions were relevant and helpful, and that the conference was very well organized.

When asked, ‘Would you recommend this conference to others?’ the answer was a resounding ‘YES!’


We asked…”What was the best part of the conference?”

Here’s what attendees had to say…

Great content!”

~ Kate Millie, Dundas Valley Montessori School

“The concept of applying Montessori principles to the staff to drive their engagement. Real-life examples of communities that have implemented.”

~ Shannon Riberdy, Sr. VP Operations, Bickford Senior Living

“Linking to staff success. Fresh ideas for Montessori.”

~ Leah Smith, Recreation Therapist, Wellington Terrace LTC

“I felt the videos and demonstrations impactful, helped change my thinking paradigm.”

~ Yvonne Verdonk, BonAir LTC

“Applying techniques for staff.” 

~ Heather Karrow, Wellington Terrace LTC 

“Dr. Cameron Camp – the entire event was very well presented. Learned lots and THANK YOU!”

~ Shannon Robichaud, Halton

“Good pace, variety of speakers & activities, clear presentation of concepts &  links to implementation. Interesting and thought-provoking.”

~ Regina Lulka, Past Chair, Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA)

“Reminder of 12 principles.”

“Like the staff awareness element.”

~ Mary Lloyd Clifford, Halton

Sharing ideas or experiences.”

~ Heidee Lou Marquez, Highview Residence

“…lots of relevant information.”

~ Becky Costigan, Dundas Valley Montessori School



Dr. Cameron J. Camp was Our Keynote Speaker


Cameron originally developed the use of the Montessori method as an intervention for use with persons with dementia. He is a noted psychologist specializing in applied research in gerontology and currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the Center for Applied Research in Dementia.

Dr. Cameron Camp has 40 years of experience as a researcher & trainer in the adapted Montessori method.

He gives workshops on designing cognitive and behavioral interventions for dementia internationally. He has co-authored three college textbooks and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dr. Camp is a Fellow and past president of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and a Charter Member of the Association for Psychological Science. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Alzheimer’s Association. He is a recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research. 



 If you would like to be informed about future live conferences, please contact the

Conference Organizer at  [email protected]


For details about our 3-hour online conferences:

Overcoming Communication Difficulties & Disruptive Behaviors, click here.

Activities Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired, click here.


Cancellation & Refund Policy for In-Person Conference:

No refunds will be made less than 14 days before the conference.

A registered participant who cannot attend the conference may request a refund up to 14 days before the start of the program. Alternatively, the participant may attend a future conference or training session, in-person or online, or send a substitute.

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel sessions when circumstances dictate. In the case of rescheduling or cancellation, registered participants will be contacted and offered the opportunity to attend a rescheduled session or receive a refund of their fee.