Montessori Activities

Senior man arranging flowers with a therapist

Montessori activities provide practical opportunities for individuals with dementia to experience and engage in meaningful activities. Individual and group activities are tailored to one’s personal needs and interests. They are also tailored to individual ability levels and progress from simple to complex tasks, with guided repetition to promote engagement. Montessori activities are derived from familiar, everyday tasks and naturalistic environments (e.g. folding laundry, flower arranging, sorting and matching activities). This allows for opportunities to reconnect with positive past events and re-experience positive emotions.