Montessori Inspired Lifestyle Dementia Programming

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BY SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY MAR 18, 2017

Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute hosted a two-day Seminar and Workshop presented by internationally renowned research scientist, author and trainer, Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D. of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. 

Dr. Camp has taken the Montessori method traditionally used on young children and retooled it to help people with Alzheimer’s disease regain some of the skills that have fallen prey to their illness. Montessori Inspired Lifestyle Dementia Programming (MDP) involves an effective non-pharmacological approach to working with older adults living with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Dr. Cameron Camp and his colleagues have researched the concept of using the Montessori method as a treatment for dementia for over 20 years. Among its many benefits, MDP has been shown to increase levels of engagement and functioning in persons with dementia.

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