Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing supports improving the quality of life for all adults, promoting the principles of dignity, meaningful engagement and independence throughout life.

Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. The goal of the Montessori program is to support older adults and people living with dementia and disability by creating a prepared environment, filled with cues and memory supports, that enables individuals to care for themselves, others, and their community. We strive to develop communities that treat individuals with respect and dignity and honor their choices so that they may live as independently as possible. 

In 2014, AMI invited Montessori and Dementia experts from across the globe to form the first Montessori Advisory Group.  At the 2023 AMI AGM, this group was reformed as a Sub-Committee, and is the main advisory board to AMI on all matters concerning the application of the Montessori approach for older people and persons living with disability and dementia.  The initial group created a charter, standards, and quality indicators for aged care communities, developed a workshop curriculum and established specific guidelines for obtaining an AMI Practitioner’s Certificate in Montessori for Dementia and Ageing.  In 2023 the Sub-Committee reviewed and updated the quality standards which will be published shortly. 

For details, visit the Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing website