This two-day program focuses on DementiAbility Methods – The Montessori Way. DementiAbility Methods offer an innovative, evidence-based approach to working with older adults who are living with cognitive loss, using Dr. Maria Montessori’s Principles along with research from diverse disciplines in aging and dementia. The aim is to support the person in a prepared environment, offering cognitive strategies that are developed according to needs, interests, skills and abilities. The emphasis is on enriching and enhancing daily life by providing interventions that build in supports that maintain/enhance function while also providing opportunities to be engaged in life and living according to the needs and abilities of each person. Research has provided clear evidence of enhanced function when memory cueing, sequencing & other such strategies, have been put in place. Also, increased levels of engagement and participation in activities are witnessed when DementiAbility approaches are implemented with persons with dementia. Participants in this workshop will learn about what happens to the brain and memory when one has been affected by dementia. Based on this information you will discover how to create supportive strategies/interventions according to what we know and what we observe. Workshop participants will engage in practical “hands-on” group work that is aimed at applying these innovative techniques. The first day of the program focuses on the facts (knowledge) and the second day focuses on putting the concepts into practice for specific clients, activities.
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