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Montessori for Elder and Dementia Care

"Montessori for Elder and Dementia Care introduces readers to the principles underlying the Montessori approach and, in a friendly, encouraging, accessible manner, guides individuals and organizations in their implementation of these principles in a person-centered care setting. The book includes five sections: Introduction, Meaningful Engagement, The Prepared Environment, Working as a Team, and Activity Ideas. About 35% of the content is made up of 20 examples of Montessori activities that promote functional life skills, but this is more than an activity book. As the author states, "The Montessori philosophy is not a technique, task, or intervention. It's a way of living one's life to the fullest extent possible.""--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- About the Author and Contributors -- Section 1: Introduction -- Person-Centered Best Practices -- The Importance of Meaningful Engagement -- Key Components of a Montessori Community for Aging -- Section 2: Meaningful Engagement -- Reclaiming Previous Roles -- Individual Assessments &amp -- Meaningful Engagement Plans -- Practicing Observation -- Human Tendencies -- Presenting a New Role or Activity -- Getting Started with Roles and Activities -- Getting Started with Montessori Materials -- Memory Books -- Section 3: The Prepared Environment -- Preparing the Environment -- Visual Cues -- Name Tags and Room Signage -- Preparing the Environment to Meet Elders' Needs -- Section 4: Working as a Team -- Creating an Interdisciplinary Team -- Developing an Action Plan -- Operationalizing New Practices -- Changing the Culture -- Leadership Responsibilities for Implementing Montessori -- Engaging Staff -- Stages of Change -- Section 5: Activity Ideas -- Cleaning Shoes -- Embroidery -- Flower Arranging -- Food Preparation (Yogurt, Cereal, and Honey) -- Locks and Keys -- Metal Insets -- Nomenclature Cards -- Nuts and Bolts -- Polishing Household Items -- Pouring Beans -- Pouring Juice for Others -- Reading -- Setting the Table -- Sound Cylinders -- Sweeping the Carpet -- Sweeping the Table Crumbs -- Using a Screwdriver -- Incorporating the Montessori Principles into All Areas -- Personal Care-Bathing -- Care of the Environment-Making the Bed -- Acknowledgments
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (146 pages)
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Form Of Item

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