Montessori for Aging and Dementia Workshop Nov 2018

November 5, 2018 @ 8:30AM — November 6, 2018 @ 12:00PM

Montessori for Aging and Dementia is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adapted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. NCCAP pre-approved workshop (NCCAP50031-18) led by Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP.

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Register to attend the workshop

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Who should attend? Care providers, educators, family members who want to improve their quality of elder care using a dementia care best practices and a Montessori approach for aging and dementia.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an international Montessori and dementia expert. During this workshop you will:

  • Discover a powerful approach to dementia care that will totally change your perspective on aging and dementia.
  • Learn the first thing you should do to create a sense of community between staff and residents.
  • See how an engaging life enrichment program transforms the culture of a long-term care center and ultimately frees up staff time dramatically.
  • Learn the process for changing a ho-hum activity program into a dynamic and engaging person-centered program that keeps people interested and has them coming back for more.
  • Be able to implement a simple tool for helping people with cognitive impairment participate in meaningful conversations.
  • Identify the mistakes almost everyone unknowingly makes in wayfinding and signage, leading to confusion and discord — and find out how to correct them.
  • Develop the skills to effectively communicate with people with dementia,so they easily understand what you are trying to convey.

Individuals living in a Montessori community do as much for themselves and others as possible, rather than having things done to them or for them.

Our program content demonstrates how to meet the CMS regulations requiring that the care communities:

  • Learn more about elders as a person, provide greater support for elder preferences, and give elders increased control and choice.
  • Provide activity materials24 hours a day.
  • Provide training on dementia management.

Become Certified and Earn Continuing Education Units!

  • This program meets the core educational requirement for Montessori Dementia Engagement Certification and is pre-approved for 10 Continuing Education Units by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals. Applications for certification are available at the workshop.
  • This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for 10 Category I Continuing Education Units.

DAY 1: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • 8:30 AM check in and refreshments
  • A Life with Meaning and Purpose
  • Montessori for All Ages
  • See the Person, Not the Disease


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Memories in the Making
  • Let's TalkLet's Get Busy
  • Montessori Demonstrations and Practice

DAY 2 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Check in and refreshments

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • These Four Walls
  • Spaced Retrieval Step by Step
  • Case Studies
  • Putting Montessori into Action

12:00 Conclusion

Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP, Program Director, The National Center for Montessori and Aging, is an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant. With her 25 years of industry experience, including leading countless live national and international trainings, and facilitating ground-breaking research, Jennifer flawlessly bridges the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve. Jennifer serves on the Association Montessori International (AMI) Advisory Board for Montessori for Aging and Dementia and is the only person in the US teaching the AMI international program. Jennifer is the author of 5 nationally recognized books on dementia.