ORIGINAL MONTESSORI FOR DEMENTIA
Developed by Dr. Cameron Camp, Center for Applied Research in Dementia
Original Montessori for Dementia starts with seeing Dementia as a disability instead of a disease. Through this paradigm change, we can now focus on the things a person with dementia can still do and start designing 'cognitive ramps'. Changes in the physical and social environment that make living independently possible for a person with dementia. In the above video, you'll find a description of the 12 practical principles that underlie the methodology (in collaboration with Alzheimer Australia). Below, part of a recent talk in Dutch about Montessori principles for Dementievriendelijk Noordwijk; it has been cut because of patient confidentiality.
Dr. Camp and I recently wrote a piece on how to live well together with a person with dementia during this new normal: click here to read it.