Our online course Using the Montessori Method in Dementia Care was developed and designed by Montessori and Dementia specialists to meet a growing need in the community. It provides an alternative approach to Care Providers who are supporting individuals living with early to mid-stage Dementia.
Participants will learn how the Montessori philosophy and practices can be adapted to enhance the quality of life of people living with Dementia. The Montessori approach focuses on maintaining the independence, cognitive abilities and communication skills of people living with Dementia while providing more opportunity for engagement, socialization and sense of community.
A Dementia specialist will discuss the different types of Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and the typical symptoms that can be expected as Dementia progresses. Participants will learn how to anticipate and more effectively manage a variety of responsive behaviours.
The Montessori Dementia Program has been designed for family members, Personal Support Workers, health care providers and volunteers who are supporting individuals living with early to mid-stage Dementia in their homes, adult day programs, retirement and long-term care facilities specializing in memory care.
The online course fee is a one-time cost of $195.00. The fee can be paid online while registering.
Week 1: Montessori and Dementia
- Introduction to the Montessori Philosophy
- What is Dementia? – an overview of Dementia and the Stages of Dementia
- Dementia and Preventative Measures
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Is there a Cure for Dementia?
- Dementia Treatment
Week 2: Responsive Behaviours
- Responsive Behaviours
- Case Studies – Managing Responsive Behaviours
- Montessori and The Prepared Environment
- Activities of Daily Living
- Types of Memory
- Procedural Memory
- Care of Person
Week 3 and 4: The Montessori Approach
- Review from Weeks 1 and 2
- Developing Observation Skills
- Cultural Actvities
- Sensory Based Activities
- Creative Activities
- Activities for Cognitive Abilities
- Communication Based Activities
“What the hand does, the mind remembers.”
– Maria Montessori
How To Register For Our Online Course
If you are looking to access the Using the Montessori Method in Dementia Care course, you must first purchase it from our online store. You can do this by following this simple guide:
Step 1: Create a new account by clicking here.
Step 2: After registration, navigate to our Course Catalog
You can do so by clicking ‘Catalog’ in the header above, or by clicking here.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Using the Montessori Method in Dementia Care 4 Week Program’ course block
Step 4: Click ‘Add to Cart’
Step 5: Click on your Cart and select ‘Checkout’