Foxburrow Grange in Colchester specialises in dementia care.
Montessori Dementia Care Approach
At Foxburrow Grange we use the Montessori Aged Care approach towards dementia care. Montessori has come to the forefront of alternative dementia treatment in recent years . The concept of using the Montessori approach with dementia patients stems from the idea that these patients, like children, need individualised, sensorial experiences in order to thrive.
Scientific studies conducted over the past two decades have revealed that dementia patients participating in a Montessori program experience less agitation and wandering (two common symptoms of the neurological disease) and become less reliant on medication to control their dementia. Further research into Montessori and its effects on older adults has also revealed that it’s not just for dementia patients. In fact, most nursing home residents can benefit from Montessori-style activities and experiences. Studies show that this approach can result in increased feelings of self-worth, greater levels of engagement, and more communication with staff, family members, and fellow residents.
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