Sunday, October 27, 2024

2:30-3:30 p.m

B. Montessori Memory Care for New and Existing Settings

Montessori principles have been used to educate countless youngsters worldwide since Maria Montessori opened her first school in 1911. These same principles are now being adapted to provide cognitive, emotional, physical, and social benefits to older adults living with dementia. This session will explore the architecture and interior design strategies that enable independent residents with dementia to care for themselves, others, and their community. Hear an overview of the Montessori philosophy, the principles of Montessori for dementia, and the quality standards that will help you implement those principles. You’ll gain practical ideas and best practices for successfully integrating Montessori principles into new and existing service settings.

  • Amy Laughlin, Director of Residential Life, Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina
  • Scott Hendrix, Architect, Project Manager, Mcmillan Pazdan Smith Architecture