Montessori for Dementia and Ageing

Montessori for Dementia and Ageing is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. This approach supports 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.

We offer a two-day workshop that focuses on the Montessori for Ageing and Dementia programme, as established by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). At the moment due to Covid-19 we are unable to offer our workshops in person.

Our next course will take place online across 5 sessions. Each session will run for two hours.

Date: Thursday 9th July, Friday 10th July, Thursday 16th July, Friday 17th July , Thursday 23rd July
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am UK Time (UTC+1)
Venue: live online sessions using Zoom platform

Standard Fee: £260

The course will show families and professionals how to create Montessori environments where older people and those with dementia can succeed. The approach has resulted in positive outcomes for both the older adult and those who care.

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

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

  • Prepare environments where people can care for themselves and their community
  • Give individuals roles and activities tailored to their abilities
  • Encourage independence, friendships and a sense of purpose
  • Use the approach for individuals, groups, at home and in residential settings and hospitals

About the Trainer – Anne Kelly
The online 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 two day workshops since 2018.


Workshop Programme

The Montessori approach enhances the quality of life for people living with dementia. It creates an environment in which individuals can do as much for themselves and others as possible, rather than having thing done to or for them.

By developing meaningful roles, routines and activities tailored to each individual, this approach allows each person to be as independent as possible and enjoy an enriched life.

This two day workshop will focus on creating 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

A more detailed workshop programme is available here.

The workshop will be presented by Anne Kelly, Montessori Dementia Consultant who has pioneered the Montessori approach to Dementia in Australia. Participants will receive handouts and a certificate of completion from AMI.


Montessori for Dementia and Ageing Certification

If you have already attended a Montessori for Dementia 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