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DementiAbility Montessori Implementation Kit

This kit has everything you need to kickstart your DementiAbility Montessori implementation. With over 35 sets of material (plus Pocket Packs) divided into eight groupings that include Cognitive (Mind), Active (Body) and Creative (Spirit) programs, you can fill out your schedule and engage residents with dementia or Alzheimer's in meaningful activity throughout the day.

All the modules have been developed following the DementiAbility Montessori principles and come with easy to follow instructions that describe how to effectively present the materials and adjust their use to match the abilities of the participants.

Having this material available and ready to go on the unit allows staff, volunteers and family to engage the residents any time.

Benefits
  • Includes eight modules (over 35 sets of materials), plus twenty Pocket Packs
  • Each module targets one of Mind (Cognitive), Body (Active) or Spirit (Creative)
  • Each module contains a variety of material to appeal to different interests
  • Instructions describe how to present the material effectively to meet a range of needs, interests, skills and abilities
  • Includes "Implementation Guide" for each module
  • Helps fill out your schedule with meaningful activity
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DA-FULL
Collection Price $599.00 Regular Price $681.00

The kit includes all eight individual DementiAbility Montessori modules, each targeting one aspect of Mind, Body or Spirit. Within each module there are a several sets of materials that offer similar benefits for the participants while allowing variety in the programming. For example the "Cognitive - Bingo" module includes two picture bingo games, a word bingo game and a simplified version of standard bingo. The "Implementation Guide" included with each module describes how and when to present each program, how to evaluate success and more.

In addition to presenting the material to the group as a whole, all of the materials in the modules can be used to address the individual needs, interests, skills or abilities of specific participants, allowing them to work more independently while still being part of the regular group program.

Each Module Includes:
  • A variety of material all with a common purpose in a convenient shelf bin
  • Complete instructions describing how to present the material effectively to meet a range of needs, interests, skills and abilities
  • "Implementation Guide" for each module
  • Convenient shelf bin for storage

To learn more about each module, click on the symbol.

Includes all of these "DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way" Modules
Active

Benefits:

  • Exercises range of motion, flexibility, hand-eye coordination
  • Social benefit from group work
  • Fun, stimulating environment
Cognitive - Bingo

Benefits:

  • Simplified 3 x 3 bingo cards
  • Facilitates independence and success
  • Lots of variety with number, word and two different picture bingos
  • Great, easy to set up small group activity
Cognitive - Discussion

Benefits:

  • Materials can be used to create opportunities to reminisce
  • Match the Photos stimulate senses with bright colors and provocative images
  • Reading groups are an ideal small group activity with social and reminiscing benefits
Cognitive - Games

Benefits:

  • Familiar games simplified to ensure success
  • Competition has been removed - no winners or losers
  • Includes templates to reintroduce materials through sorting and matching
  • Can be used individually or in small groups
Cognitive - Puzzles

Benefits:

  • Color-coded sequencing and templates to ensure success
  • Challenge can be increased or decreased as necessary
  • Manipulating pieces offers range of motion and hand-eye coordination benefits
  • Fun, stimulating problem solving
Cognitive - Words

Benefits:

  • Simplified versions of familiar word puzzles
  • Designed to ensure success and restore confidence to enjoy pleasurable pastime
  • Fun, stimulating problem solving
Creative with Color

Benefits:

  • Match the Chips and Match the Pins appeal to senses wtih stimulating colors
  • Can be manipulated to create images and patterns
  • Exercises range of motion and flexibility
  • WaterDoodle and Coloring Puzzle include templates making it easy to create artwork
Creative with Shapes

Benefits:

  • Can be used individually or in small group
  • Explore and create variety of shapes and patterns
  • Helps with range of motion and pattern recognition
  • Outlet to express creativity
Pocket Packs

Benefits:

  • Five different pocket sized activities
  • Easy to present, can be used almost anywhere
  • Ideal while waiting for meals or sitting in common area
  • Can be used by any staff to quickly engage residents
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