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Montessori Method In The Light of Older People's Rights With Dementias

Mihael Nedeljko
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM
Slovenia

Jana Goriup
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM
Slovenia

The Montessori method for older adults with dementia comes from Montessori pedagogy, which is based on child’s natural developmental needs. Based on the fundamental principles that should be visible and recognized in each activity, role or routine, Dr. Camp derived 12 principles that should guide the planning, implementation and help in evaluating what we have done. There are several different types of dementia. The most common dementia that the older adults suffer from is Alzheimer’s disease. Classical conditioning is a method by which older people with dementia can learn. We reviewed the rights of older adults and older adults with dementia. We note that the types of rights do not differ between them. The article draws attention to the following rights arising from the Montessori method: the right to autonomy, the right to dignity, the right to appropriate health care focused on older adults, the right to a Montessori approach in the home environment and the right to quality treatment and identification of individual needs. The Montessori method has proven to be an excellent method to help older adults with various forms of dementia in the best possible way. It is important, however, to educate people who work with older adults as much as possible, to be able to recognize different types of dementia and to be able to use the right approach to such individuals. The environment built with the Montessori approach is assessed as a very good environment in which older adults with dementia can function relatively well, their quality of life improves and they stay in such an environment for the rest of their lives. The first in Slovenia to introduce the Montessori method for older adults and older adults with dementia is the Saint Joseph Home in Celje, which is an excellent example of good practice.

 

 


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