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Article

L’approche Montessori dans l’accompagnement de nos aînés porteurs de troubles cognitifs [The Montessori approach in supporting our seniors with cognitive disorders]

Available from: CAIRN

Publication: Jusqu’à la mort accompagner la vie, vol. 2017/3, no. 130

Pages: 85-92

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Europe, France, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI), Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: Dans la continuité de mon parcours professionnel au cœur des soins palliatifs, d’abord comme infirmière coordinatrice d’un réseau de santé puis comme cadre de santé d’un centre de soins palliatifs rassemblant une unité d’hospitalisation et une équipe mobile, j’ai décidé en 2015 de me consacrer à la formation des soignants à partir de mon expertise métier. Afin d’acquérir des nouvelles compétences en pédagogie, j’ai suivi plusieurs cursus de formateur. Sur ce chemin j’ai eu la chance de croiser l’organisme de formation AG&D (Accompagnement en Gérontologie et Développements), qui proposait une technique d’accompagnement des personnes présentant des troubles cognitifs, basée sur la méthode «Maria Montessori» déjà utilisée dans le monde éducatif. Curieuse d’en savoir plus sur ce concept, j’ai suivi la formation proposée par AG&D et animée par le professeur Cameron Camp, psychologue américain à l’origine de cette adaptation. Les valeurs fondatrices de cette approche correspondaient à celles sur lesquelles s’étaient construits les soins palliatifs et cet enseignement est venu théoriser la pratique que je connaissais. Chaque mot et argumentation avancés par Cameron Camp et traduits par Jérôme Erkes, neuropsychologue directeur du département recherche et développement chez AG&D, résonnaient dans un monologue intérieur qui disait: «mais bien sûr, c’est tellement logique et évident!» [In the continuity of my professional career at the heart of palliative care, first as a nurse coordinator of a health network and then as a health manager of a palliative care center bringing together a hospital unit and a mobile team, I decided in 2015 to devote myself to the training of caregivers based on my professional expertise. In order to acquire new pedagogical skills, I followed several training courses. On this path I had the chance to meet the training organization AG&D (Support in Gerontology and Developments), which offered a support technique for people with cognitive disorders, based on the "Maria Montessori" method already used in the educational world. Curious to learn more about this concept, I took the training offered by AG&D and facilitated by Professor Cameron Camp, the American psychologist behind this adaptation. The founding values ​​of this approach corresponded to those on which palliative care was built and this teaching came to theorize the practice that I knew. Every word and argument put forward by Cameron Camp and translated by Jérôme Erkes, neuropsychologist director of the research and development department at AG&D, echoed in an inner monologue that said: "But of course, it is so logical and obvious!"]

Language: French

DOI: 10.3917/jalmalv.130.0085

ISSN: 0768-6625

Article

Study Protocol: A Montessori Approach to Dementia-related, Non-Residential Respite Services in Australia

Available from: ScienceDirect

Publication: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 77

Pages: 24-30

Alzheimer's disease, Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI), Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: Given the social burden and significant cost of dementia care in Australia, finding evidence-based approaches that improve outcomes, maintain independence, and reduce the impact on patients and families is essential. Finding effective ways to train and assist the healthcare staff who support these individuals is also critical, as they are considered to be at risk of workplace stress, burnout, and other psychological disturbances which negatively affects standards of care. The current paper describes a protocol for evaluating the effects of a Montessori-based approach to dementia care, in non-residential respite centres. An 18 month prospective observational, cohort controlled design is suggested that will compare participants from a community respite service that has undergone a Montessori-based workplace culture change and those from a service that provides a person-centred ‘care as usual’ approach. To achieve this, the protocol includes the assessment of participants across multiple variables on a monthly basis including the cognitive, behavioural, and emotional functioning of clients with dementia, levels of caregiver burden experienced by informal carers, and burnout, compassion satisfaction and workplace engagement among respite staff. The protocol also employs a qualitative evaluation of program fidelity. This approach will provide further insight into the potential benefits of early intervention with Montessori approaches for persons living with dementia in the community, their caregivers, and the staff and volunteers who assist them.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2018.03.013

ISSN: 0167-4943

Article

Through the Montessori Looking-Glass: Barriers to Implementing a Montessori-Based Intervention

Available from: SAGE Journals

Publication: Journal of Applied Gerontology, vol. 40, no. 9

Pages: 1105-1109

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: Montessori methods are used with individuals with dementia to create meaningful, inclusive, failure-free activities that enhance quality of life. This research qualitatively explored the barriers to implementing a Montessori-based intervention for people living with dementia in a 24-hr memory care setting. A lens comprised of key Montessori values and principles guided a content analysis of field note data to create an overall framework for understanding implementation barriers, which are rarely addressed in the literature. Interestingly, the four themes that emerged as barriers—the absence of respect, interdependence, meaningful activity, and structure—permeated implementation efforts and represent the opposite of Montessori principles. These findings confirm literature that identifies similar barriers across diverse interventions. Findings underscore the need for formal documentation of implementation barriers and extensive pre-implementation work to accomplish culture change in long-term care.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1177/0733464820938270

ISSN: 0733-4648

Article

Et si perdre la raison avait un sens? [What if losing one's sanity made sense?]

Available from: CAIRN

Publication: Jusqu’à la mort accompagner la vie, vol. 2019/3, no. 138

Pages: 65-71

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Europe, France, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI), Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: La place des bénévoles entre professionnels et familles n’est pas toujours confortable, le sujet est vaste, mon propos n’est pas d’en débattre ici mais de réfléchir à la possibilité d’un mode d’accompagnement permettant aux familles, professionnels et bénévoles de relayer une présence adaptée auprès des personnes âgées désorientées. S’agissant de soulager des professionnels et des familles dépassés par l’ampleur du sujet, les uns par manque de temps, les autres submergés par l’émotion, il nous faudra explorer ces deux composantes majeures de la relation d’aide que sont précisément le temps et l’émotion, la troisième composante étant la perspective de la mort. Je ne crois pas que la vieillesse soit un « naufrage ». Étant de ceux qui pensent que chacun souhaite trouver un sens à sa vie, j’y vois simplement une urgence à conclure. Militant pour la place des personnes âgées dans la société, je reconnais cependant que la démence et les comportements qui lui sont assortis viendraient facilement écorner mon idéal d’une vieillesse pleine de sagesse, contredire l’idée d’une exemplarité de nos aînés, du fait qu’ils soient un exemple à suivre et contrevenir jusqu’à l’idée que je me fais des règles de savoir-vivre. Comment ne pas s’indigner devant certains comportements de personnes âgées désorientées placées en maison de retraite qui insultent leurs voisins de table à tout bout de champ, importunent leurs enfants par téléphone 25 fois par jour et 24 heures/24 heures alors même qu’elles oublient ou confondent leurs prénoms, réclament leurs parents décédés depuis bien longtemps …

Language: French

DOI: 10.3917/jalmalv.138.0065

ISSN: 0768-6625

Conference Paper

Dynamorph: Montessori Inspired Design for Seniors with Dementia Living in Long-Term Care Facilities

Available from: European Union Digital Library

9th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2017) - Funchal, Portugal, June 20-22, 2017

Alzheimer's disease, Conferences, Dementia, Design, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: Seniors with dementia living in nursing homes are often faced with boredom and loneliness due to lack of meaningful engagement and personalized activities. We applied Montessori method to design an interactive table for elderly home residents and evaluated the design with four female residents and a nurse. This method offers a range of levelled interactions to meet the needs at different stages and cognitive decline levels of the residents with dementia. The table initiates interaction with an increasing level of complexity that magnifies the rewarding effects and social connectedness among the residents. The qualitative evaluation during a pilot study indicated that the interactions with the table reduced agitation of the elderly participants and increased the instances of positive social behaviours.

Language: English

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2018

Pages: 49-58

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73062-2_4

ISBN: 978-3-319-73061-5 978-3-319-73062-2

Book

Montessori abbraccia le demenze: manuale per operatori sulla relazione, s-contenzione, libertà

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Language: Italian

Published: Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli, 2020

ISBN: 978-88-916-4204-2 88-916-4204-5

Series: Libri di Edizioni Vega , 237

Article

Focus on Caregiving: Providers Use Century-Old Montessori Methods to Help Residents with Dementia Retain Skills Longer

Publication: Provider (American Health Care Association), vol. 25, no. 8

Pages: 63-

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Language: English

ISSN: 0888-0352

Article

Use of Montessori-Based Activities by Visitors of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Clinical Gerontologist, vol. 26, no. 1-2

Pages: 71-84

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori materials, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: Nine dyads comprised of nursing home visitors and long-term care residents with dementia took part in a study to examine the effects of using Montessori-based activities during visits. Results indicated that use of Montessori-based activities was associated with significant increases in active forms of residents' engagement with visitors, and corresponding decreases in passive forms of engagement. Visitors' self-reported burden decreased from pre- to post-test. All of the participating visitors stated that they had observed positive changes in residents during the use of the activities and would recommend the training to others.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1300/J018v26n01_07

ISSN: 0731-7115

Article

Special Feature: Montessori-Based Activities for Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia

Available from: Wolters Kluwer

Publication: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, vol. 16, no. 1

Pages: 78-?

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori materials, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Language: English

ISSN: 0882-7524

Article

Montessori Helps Alzheimer's Patients Relearn Lost Skills

Publication: Montessori NewZ, vol. 34

Pages: 8

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Language: English

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