Montessori for Ageing and Dementia 

Montessori for Ageing and Dementia is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. The goal of the Montessori program is to support people living with dementia by creating a prepared environment, filled with cues and memory supports, that enables individuals to care for themselves, others, and their community.

The Montessori approach enhances quality of life for people living with dementia by creating an environment in which they can succeed. Roles, routines and activities are developed for each individual, which are meaningful to that person – giving each person the opportunity to enjoy an enriched life. Individuals living in a Montessori community do as much for themselves and others as possible, rather than having things done to them or for them.

Objective

Learn to create meaningful activities and roles by:

  • Focusing on the person, not the dementia.
  • Matching strengths and abilities with personal history.
  • Fostering social connections and friendships.
  • Developing routines that build confidence and self-esteem.
  • Providing cues, prompts, materials and templates to support the person’s memory loss.

Trainer: Anne Kelly

Anne Kelly is a registered nurse and an aged care Montessori Consultant. She holds post graduate qualifications in Dementia Management as well as workplace training and assessment. Anne has worked extensively in both residential and community-based dementia care for the past 40 years. She has been an aged care Montessorian for the past 15 years and is considered a world leader in Montessori Methods for aged care. In June 2021 she joined AMI as Head of Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing.

Also see this video in which Anne shares her experiences in applying Montessori principles in aged care:  Story of Anne Kelly

Schedule

We offer a 2-day workshop on site in Delft on:

10th & 11th of April 2024

 Sessions last from 9am – 4pm

Fee

The fee is:

  • €350,- for the 2-day workshop

Certificate requirements

The AMI Requirement for Certification contains a minimum of 90% attendance on live sessions.

No exams are required to obtain the certificate.

Application

If you would like to apply, please fill out the application form. 

Contact us 

If you are interested or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.