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

Register your interest in our next course and we will let you know when dates are confirmed.

More About the Course
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.

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.

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, 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 the person’s memory loss
  • Use the approach for individuals, groups, at home and in residential settings and hospitals
  • Focus on the person, not the dementia

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. Participants will receive handouts and a certificate of completion from AMI.

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
In addition to the scheduled online sessions, there will be some additional hours required for completion of short assignments and exercises offline.
Standard Fee: £260

COURSE NOW FULL. Register your interest in our next course and we will let you know when dates are confirmed.

How will I study?
The course will take place with live sessions on Zoom. You can access the sessions on a PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone with speakers, a microphone and a good internet connection. You will have opportunities to ask the trainer questions during the session.

I have caring responsibilities at home, can I attend the sessions with my relative at home?
You are welcome to attend with a relative at home if you feel you will be able to give the session most of your attention. You can mute your audio if necessary.

Do you accept students from outside the UK?
The course can be taken from anywhere in the world but will be delivered via live online sessions so you will need to check the time in your time zone.

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? 

Carehome.co.uk – Not just for children: How Montessori learning could transform dementia care

elder.org – Not Just Caring, Enabling: Anne Kelly on the Montessori Approach to Dementia Care