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Gerontologist. 2000 Feb;40(1):107-11.

Montessori-based activities for long-term care residents with advanced dementia: effects on engagement and affect.

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Myers Research Institute, Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, Beach-wood, OH 44122, USA.

Abstract

Sixteen residents in long-term care with advanced dementia (14 women; average age = 88) showed significantly more constructive engagement (defined as motor or verbal behaviors in response to an activity), less passive engagement (defined as passively observing an activity), and more pleasure while participating in Montessori-based programming than in regularly scheduled activities programming. Principles of Montessori-based programming, along with examples of such programming, are presented. Implications of the study and methods for expanding the use of Montessori-based dementia programming are discussed.

PMID:
10750318
DOI:
10.1093/geront/40.1.107
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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