Montessori for Dementia and Ageing
"We all need to feel wanted, valued and that there is a reason to get out of bed every day. The environments we create for people living in aged care need to be ones where residents do feel valued and needed and where there is a reason to get out of bed every day. One of the ways we can do this is to enable residents to make meaningful contributions to their community, to have a say in their day, and to have the opportunity for meaningful activity."
Anne Kelly,
Association Montessori Internationale
Montessori for Dementia and Ageing
Montessori for Dementia and Ageing is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. The goal of the Montessori program is to support older adults and people living with dementia by creating a prepared environment, filled with cues and memory supports, that enables individuals to care for themselves, others, and their community.
We strive to develop communities that treat individuals with respect and dignity and honor their choices so that they may live as independently as possible.

In 2014, AMI invited Montessori and Dementia experts from across the globe to form the first Montessori Advisory Group for Dementia and Ageing (MAGDA). MAGDA is the main advisory board to AMI on all matters concerning the application of the Montessori approach for older people and persons living with dementia. To date, the Group has created a charter, standards, and quality indicators for aged care communities, developed a workshop curriculum and has established specific guidelines for obtaining an AMI Practitioner's Certificate in Montessori for Dementia and Ageing.