Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing

This innovative approach to dementia, disability and ageing for families and professionals enhances quality of life for people experiencing challenges due to disability or ageing and for those living with dementia. It creates an environment in which individuals can do as much for themselves as possible with meaningful roles, routines and activities tailored to the individual. The course sometimes runs over 6 online sessions and sometimes in-person over 2 days.

Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for family members, carers, nurses, support workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and volunteers.

“The best care training I have ever attended.”

Mandie, Adult Carer Advisor, Crossroads Care

What students say:
“Anne has filled me with so many ideas to improve the lives of our residents. In 25 years of working in care I have never attended a course that has been so informative, interesting, inspirational and relevant.”
“The most inspiring course I have ever attended. I have started to introduce the Montessori method to our residential home.”
“Absolutely excellent, I could listen and learn from the trainer forever!”
“Interesting, engaging and full of relevant and useful information.”
“This is what hopefully will be the future of aged care – dignified, respectful and person-centred.”

What will I learn about?
On this course you will learn how to:

  • Prepare environments where people facing challenges due to dementia, ageing or disability can still care for themselves and their community
  • Give individuals roles and activities tailored to their abilities, matching strengths and abilities with personal history
  • Encourage independence, friendships, social connections and a sense of purpose
  • Develop routines that build confidence and self-esteem
  • Provide cues, prompts, materials and templates to support memory loss or other challenges
  • Use the approach for individuals, groups, at home and in residential settings and hospitals
  • Focus on the person, not the dementia, ageing or disability

Participants will receive an AMI certificate upon completion of the course.

This course has now ended and we haven’t got new dates for the next one yet. Please register via the link below to sign up for updates on this course.

Keep me up-to-date on future Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing courses. We will be in touch when new dates are announced.

About the Trainer – Anne Kelly
The course will be presented by Anne Kelly, Montessori Dementia Consultant who has pioneered the Montessori approach to Dementia in Australia and has been running our workshops since 2018. 

Our short course focuses on the Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing programme, as established by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

How will I study?
This course sometimes runs online and sometimes in-person. Our next course will take place in-person in London.

Do you offer training for care homes/charities/ local authorities?
Professionals working with older people and people with disabilities can attend the course as individuals but we also offer staff training for organisations. Please contact our course team if this is of interest.

Montessori for Dementia and Ageing

Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing Certification

If you have already attended a Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing Workshop in the UK and would like to register for the certification, please click here for further information and to apply.

In the News

The Guardian – Could the Montessori method help people with dementia? – Not just for children: How Montessori learning could transform dementia care – Not Just Caring, Enabling: Anne Kelly on the Montessori Approach to Dementia Care