Montessori Dementia Program

Service

Enhancing Care & Improving Lives

To register for workshops, go to https://commerce.cashnet.com/MDPpay

 

Contact Montessori@xavier.edu

Kathleen Farfsing has spent 38 years as a certified Montessori teacher, and ten of those years as a caregiver for her father who had Alzheimer's. Since professionally entering the field of senior living in 2011, she has turned her focus to researching and applying Montessori methods to the area of dementia care. 

Proven method and strategies:
  • increases participation
  • provides ways to incorporate purposeful activity
  • offers tools to design individualized activities based on abilities, interests, & hobbies
  • tested methods to support self esteem and memory 

 

Research demonstrates:
  • enhanced memory
  • increased independence
  • heightened self confidence
  • lowered passivity
  • decrease in negative behavior