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Montessori, Dementia & Long Term Care

There's increasing interest and research happening related to using the Montessori method in long term care and to support people with dementia.


Luther Special Care Home partners with STM professor in Montessori program

According to Dr. Paulette Hunter, assistant professor of psychology at St. Thomas More College, residents living in long-term care who do not have adequate access to personally meaningful activity experience a negative effect on their quality of life.

Montessori Method for children may also help dementia patients: professor

Psychology professor Paulette Hunter says techniques used in the Montessori teaching method appear to benefit dementia patients. (Rosalie Woloski/CBC News)

Montessori teaching method appears to benefit people with dementia

Paulette Hunter, a professor of psychology at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon is examining the effect the Montessori Method may have on people with dementia. According to Hunter, the method ensures that care is focused around the whole person, their lifetime need to engage in meaningful activities and to be stimulated at the cognitive level. Since a majority of long-term care homes concentrate on group activities so that all the residents can participate, Hunter wanted to look at individual activities and brought 18 volunteers to work with people with dementia for the study.

Children's education method may also help dementia patients, professor says

A Saskatoon professor says anecdotal results of using the Montessori teaching method have shown improvement in dementia patients, but she still needs to review the numbers.

Inn on Westport introduces Montessori approach to memory care

The Inn on Westport marks 20 years in Sioux Falls this week with an event around its new Montessori approach to memory care.

A way to reveal the person hidden by dementia

The intriguing concept of applying Montessori teaching methods to adults with dementia may sound at first like one more way our culture tends to treat elders as if they were children.

Examples of Products Available on Amazon that are based on Montessori but have been designed for people with dementia.

One look on Amazon and you will notice that there are an increasing number of products available that are based on the Montessori method -- but that are being developed especially for people with dementia. In fact, "Montessori for Dementia" is now a common search term on Amazon.

Montessori Meets Memory Care at Planned Amaran Senior Living Community - Senior Housing News

A forthcoming senior living community in the Southwest is integrating the popular Montessori educational philosophy into its assisted living and memory care programming.

Could the Montessori method help people with dementia? | Social Care Network | The Guardian

The approach has had positive results in the US, Canada and Australia and is now being introduced in the UK

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