Montessori For Dementia Care During COVID 19
Family caregivers have informed us that as a result of the isolation and lack of stimulation or contact with others, during the Circuit Breaker period, a number of their loved ones' dementia have deteriorated with a number of them exhibiting challenging behaviour.
Hence with the end of the Circuit Breaker and moving into Phase 2, we have resumed our activities sessions at our centre at 1 Kay Siang Road #04-10 Singapore 248922.
Doing so, took courage, innovation, determination, and perhaps even a leap of faith; for it was by no means easy to ensure we have measures in place to take care of our seniors without exposing them to higher risks of the infection. It is challenging for us and more so for the elderlies to ensure they keep their masks on throughout.
We are also continuing with our online Zoom sessions for those who are not ready to return to face to face sessions.are that did not deter our concerned staff from reaching out to our seniors through Zoom Meetings. these online meetings were crafted to simulate the face to face activities sessions at the Centre,
to engage seniors with dementia through an online platform. Nonetheless, we took up the challenge. Soon, with help and support from family caregivers at home, the Montessori for Dementia Care team launched its Zoom Meetings, utilizing the proven Montessori-based Approach for Dementia Care in its online programme.
The sessions were filled with familiar activities such as sing-a-long, exercises and discussion on current topics and happenings. Not only can Montessori for Dementia Care’s programme help seniors with dementia to establish a new routine in their week, it offers them something to look forward to. Participating in meaningful activities can make the world of a difference in the mood and quality of life for seniors with dementia during the Circuit Breaker. It was great to see these elderly smiling and breaking into laughter. The process of 'recognising' and pointing each other was fascinating to watch too. As it also involved the family caregiver, we have also enhanced the engagement between family and their loved one. It was a challenging but truly rewarding learning experience for all the staff of Montessori for Dementia Care.
We would like to invite other persons with dementia to experience the online session.
Contact Montessori for Dementia Care. to find out more. Call us at 97297480 or drop us an email