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Gerontologist. 1997 Oct;37(5):688-92.

An intergenerational program for persons with dementia using Montessori methods.

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Myers Research Institute, Menorah Park Center for the Aging, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA. 73670.500@CompuServe.Com

Abstract

An intergenerational program bringing together older adults with dementia and preschool children in one-on-one interactions is described. Montessori activities, which have strong ties to physical and occupational therapy, as well as to theories of developmental and cognitive psychology, are used as the context for these interactions. Our experience indicates that older adults with dementia can still serve as effective mentors and teachers to children in an appropriately structured setting.

PMID:
9343920
DOI:
10.1093/geront/37.5.688
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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