We are Canada’s first non-profit Montessori Organization to offer the Montessori Dementia Program. The Montessori Dementia Program has been designed to assist family members, health care providers, Personal Support Workers, and volunteers who are supporting individuals living with early to mid-stage Dementia in their homes, respite care, adult day centers, retirement and long-term care residences.
Montessori Dementia Program trains adult learners to become adaptable, resourceful guides who possess the skills to meet the needs of people living with dementia. The course provides practical techniques to give the best possible quality of life for the person living with Dementia, and their caregivers.
Montessori Dementia Program will guide and train adult caregivers who assist people living with Dementia. They will develop the skills necessary that will enable them to create a more purposeful, dignified and independent life for those living with Dementia. The major strengths of the program focus on a broad range of teaching strategies to support learning.
Montessori Dementia Program operates within the provisions of the Human Rights Code of the Province of Ontario, which guarantees freedom from discrimination on the basis of age, sex, religious persuasion, race, or colour. Human dignity in an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation and openness is promoted at all times.
Core values anchor the growth of Montessori Dementia Program and guide our vision for the future.
Prioritize quality of life for people living with dementia and caregivers.
Respect and value diversity to ensure an inclusive approach, with a focus on those most at risk or with distinct needs.
Respect the human rights of people living with dementia to support their autonomy and dignity.
Engage in evidence-informed decision making, taking a broad approach to gathering and sharing best available knowledge and data.
Maintain a results-focused approach to tracking progress, including evaluating and adjusting actions as needed.