Adapting the Montessori Approach to Dementia
Like many, you may have heard about the Montessori Method but not know what it is or what makes it so different from other approaches to teaching. And that’s okay. All you really need to know is that after a century in practice, it has a proven record of success. In fact, it is such a success that many communities have created Montessori dementia programs that modify the techniques first created for children to people with dementia. At LCS, we have taken the key foundations of the Montessori approach and developed the Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program® that promotes physical and emotional well-being, supports daily functioning and maintains a sense of purpose, satisfaction, dignity and quality of life.
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