Montessori for Dementia
We want our residents to be engaged. To feel involved. To not be passive recipients of help. Dementia residents may remember parts of who they were, what they used to do and wander less. Even post stroke patients will use the weaker limb and improve their limb function slowly.
Examples of Engaging activities:
1.Lay out a basket of clean towels to fold.
2.Assigning Roles: water the plants, make tea for others
3.Listening to music, Hold an instrument.
4.Sorting items by shape and colour.
5.Talking about friends, reminiscing through old pictures
6. Simple puzzles
7. Given a choice: To look at picture of birds or to feel different cloth textiles.
8. There is no right or wrong. Meaningful activities are chosen based on each person's capability and interest.
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