Montessori for Alzheimer's patients

Cameron Camp, director of the Myers Research Institute, began looking at the Montessori method as a way of helping Alzheimer's patients some 10 years ago. The Montessori method, developed for young children, is rooted in the senses, and involves manipulating everyday objects and following highly structured activities that engage children but rarely allow them to fail. Camp adapted these activities for Alzheimer's patients, tailoring them to the individual's background and interests. You can read about the program and its success in improving the quality of life for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers in a number of online articles:

http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/

http://www.nursinghomesmagazine.com/Past_Issues.htm?ID=3815

http://www.vcu.edu/vcoa/ageaction/AGEfa03.htm

Below are several manuals co-written by Cameron Camp. You can also read about these books at the Myers Research Institute site at http://www.myersresearch.org/manuals.html and listen to radio interviews given by Dr Camp at http://www.myersresearch.org/media.html