Montessori, Changing the Lives of People Living with Dementia

In a world where the prevalence of dementia is on the rise, the need for knowledge and compassionate understanding becomes ever more crucial. Many of us are familiar with the term Montessori as it applies to education but only a few of us are familiar with the application of Montessori methods for Dementia and Ageing.
Date: 6 July, 2024
Location: Waipuna Hotel Conference Centre, , Auckland, 1060

As an innovative method of working with older adults living with cognitive and/or physical impairments, Montessori has the potential to change the lives of people in care communities and enhance the lives of people in their own homes. Montessori for Dementia and Ageing is based on the educational philosophies of famed childhood educator Dr. Maria Montessori. Her philosophy and principles were discovered to be effective for all people at all ages.  

In this workshop Atika Latifi will explore the Montessori approach to Dementia helping you to gain a deeper understanding of the principles that underpin this approach providing holistic and person-centered care for those living with dementia.

Key Topics to be discussed:

  • Understanding Dementia – from its definition to its effects on the brain and the various types that exist. 
  • Explore how the Montessori approach aids in supporting individuals with dementia, fostering a holistic and person-centred environment. 
  • Discover Montessori-inspired environments and activities that engage and enhance the well-being of those facing cognitive challenges. 
  • Learn about strategies to minimise challenging behaviors through real-life case studies and examples. 
  • Understand the adaptability of the Montessori approach while addressing its limitations.

Join us for a workshop that you will leave feeling amazed at what you can do to support people with Dementia using Montessori principles.

Numbers are limited so book early to secure your place!

Cost: $55 per person   


Atika Latifi is an Independent Support Worker with a background in ageing, disability, and community care. She holds certifications as a Montessori Dementia Practitioner, 3-6 years certification and a Bch in Science and Mathematics. She worked for 10 years in Montessori environments in India and Australia and then worked independently to pursue her passion by conducting workshops for parents and the homeschooling community. Atika’s current role as a Support Worker in the community involves working with individuals living with dementia and crafting tailored activities to enhance their well-being.  She shares her knowledge with caregivers and families, emphasising the practical application of the Montessori method for those living with dementia. Her passion lies in bridging the gap between caregiving and education, empowering others to implement meaningful and person-centered approaches in their role.

Montessori, Changing the Lives of People Living with Dementia

Date: 6 July, 2024
Time: 11.00 - 12.30 pm
Location: Waipuna Hotel Conference Centre,
Address: 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, ,