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Hello Everyone,

I’m Robin Ely, a doctor of nursing practice who specializes in dementia care. I’m here to help you on your caregiving journey. It wasn’t all that long ago that I was working in a nursing home giving resident’s their medications, get them cleaned, dressed, and ready for the day, and making sure they had some companionship. Over the years I have provided care day-in and day-out for our frailest and most vulnerable population of seniors. I know how challenging giving care is. Let’s skip ahead to today; my job is still the same, but I do it at my dementia day care facility. After years of heading into work to care for the dementia patients in nursing homes, I saw things that I believed I could improve to deliver better care. I went back to school and focused my studies on ways to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and for their caregivers. I created this course to share what I have learned with you. Everything you will learn with me is 100% doable by any caregiver in any situation. It may not come easily at first, you will have to apply what you’ve learned. With some patience and practice you will discover a better experience for both you and the person you care for.

Enjoy the course,

Robin

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About the Course:

This course teaches dementia caregivers about the Montessori method of dementia care which is based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s work in early childhood education. In this course we will learn about the 10 Montessori principles of dementia care: independence, choice, being error free, adaptation, demonstration, procedural memory, familiar materials, meaningful activities, sequencing, and simple-to-complex. We will learn how to apply the Montessori principles in any caregiving setting and that the principles are interdependent. We will learn how to communicate more effectively with the person we are caring for and how to engage them in recreational and personal care activities. Caregivers will learn about the importance of self care and ways to mitigate the challenges of caregiving.

The Montessori method of dementia care has many benefits for both caregivers and the people they are caring for. It is low cost and requires no special equipment or tools. No additional medications are required to use this approach to care. Since the Montessori method of dementia care focuses on the individual, care is tailored to each persons needs. The method maintains the dignity and independence of the person being cared for and provides for a better quality of life for both the caregiver and the person receiving care.

 

What you will learn:

  • You will be able to explain what the Montessori method of dementia care is.

  • You will be able to recall the Montessori principles and apply them to everyday situations as a caregiver.

  • You will be able to identify and use Montessori principles as a caregiver to communicate effectively.

  • You will be able to integrate the Montessori principles into activities you are completing with the person you are caring for.

  • You will recognize the importance of establishing a routine for the person you are caring for and how to communicate a schedule of each days activities.

  • You will recognize the importance of staying physically and mentally active and be able to employ strategies to improve the health of the person cared for.

  • You will recognize the importance of self care for you as a caregiver so that you can provide the best possible care to your loved one.

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • This course is for anyone who is interested in dementia caregiving regardless of where they are on their own personal journey. What you will learn in this course can be applied in any setting where you interact with a person with dementia.

 

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for caregivers who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or other dementing illnesses. This course is also helpful for anyone who would like to learn more about the Montessori approach to dementia care.

 

Course Offerings:

Choose your pricing plan

  • Member's Community

    49$
    Support when you need it - Learn. Share. Connect.
     
    • Mind Matters Montessori Approach to Caregiving Course
    • Live educational webinars including member Q&A opportunities
    • Dr. Robin's Blog - Advice for Real Life
    • Mind Matters Montessori Dementia Care Facebook Group
  • Caregiver's Circle

    29$
    Support on your caregiving journey
     
    • Live educational webinars including member Q&A opportunities
    • Dr. Robin's Blog- Advice for Real Life
    • Mind Matters Montessori Dementia Care Facebook Group
  • Learning Circle

    29$
    Mind Matters Approach to Caregiving Course
     
    • Alzheimer's Dementia- The Montessori Approach to Caregiving