We know these are unprecedented times. If you have a loved one living at home with memory challenges, Jennings at Notre Dame Village wants to help. We welcome you to use these resources to help care for an individual with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia.
Jennings at Notre Dame Village is a Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® Credentialed Community. We have received our Bronze level certification for serving individuals. Communities that have become credentialed have more engaged residents, more satisfied families, and employees that stay longer. They also win awards for their innovative programming, quality of care, improved outcomes, and community outreach.
Activities to engage your loved one at home
Giving choices and engaging an individual with memory deficits will help to provide a more enjoyable and satisfying day. Here are some videos and tips to engage an individual:
Household objects: Video from Notre Dame Village shows how to engage everyday objects into a Montessori activity that promotes art, dexterity and reminiscing.
“Why are they doing that?” A video from Dr. Cameron Camp discusses the importance of communicating with individuals with dementia to better understand why responsive behaviors are happening.
Giving choices: how to reduce stress and give a sense of control to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders by providing choices between two options rather than asking open-ended questions.
Montessori-Based Activities for People with Alzheimer’s / Dementia: Helping families and friends have purposeful and rewarding visits with loved ones who have memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.