Montessori Dementia Certificate Course

Montessori Dementia Program

The Montessori Dementia Program has been designed for family members, PSW’s, and other care providers and volunteers who are supporting individuals living with dementia. It will present a new way to think about and provide support for persons living with Dementia and their caregivers, using proven Montessori philosophy and systems. The program design provides practical techniques and methods taught by experienced Montessori and Dementia trainers. The Montessori Dementia Program online course was developed and designed by Montessori and Dementia specialists to meet a growing need in the community. It provides you an alternative approach to care giving and supporting individuals in all stages of Dementia, from those with new diagnoses to those with advanced Dementia.

You will learn how the Montessori philosophy and practices can be adapted to enhance the quality of life of people living with Dementia. The Montessori approach focuses on maintain the independence, cognitive abilities and communication skills of people living with Dementia for as long as possible while providing opportunities for purposeful engagement and community involvement.


A Dementia specialist will discuss the different types of Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and the typical symptoms that can be expected as Dementia progresses. A Montessori specialist will discuss the fundamental principles of the Montessori approach as adapted for Dementia care and will address the significance of key areas of the Montessori method. Upon successful completion of all four modules, including required assignments, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.


The Montessori Dementia Program has been designed to assist family members, health care providers, Personal Support Workers, and volunteers who are supporting individuals in all stages of Dementia, from those with new diagnoses to those with advanced Dementia.

The Dementia Montessori Program is a self-directed course that allows you to proceed through the course curriculum at your own pace and your own timeline. The course is composed of four modules that consist of self-study course material, presentations, videos and short assignments. It will take approximately 10 to 12 hours to complete the course depending on your schedule.


  • to keep the care and respect for the adult as our central purpose
  • to provide care and support to individuals living with Dementia that will enhance the quality of life and sense of belonging in their community
  • to understand the importance of establishing routines and roles, through repetition and practice, allowing a person living with Dementia the freedom to make their own choices
  • to provide skills that will assist care providers in supporting a more purposeful, dignified, engaging and independent life
  • to achieve purposeful engagement by providing opportunities and the option to choose enjoyable activities
  • to emphasize the importance of socialization, community involvement and communication in enhancing ongoing mental health and well-being
  • to gain a knowledge of Dementia, its types, symptoms and stages
  • to understand how the Montessori Method impacts the daily life of a person living with Dementia
  • to learn how observation is used to better understand and meet the needs of a person living with Dementia
  • to learn the importance of creating an environment that provides sustained life enrichment, engaging hands-on materials, a sense of belonging and community involvement
  • to provide a person living with Dementia options and opportunities for activities in the areas of daily living, sensorial, cognitive, and creative
  • to adopt an approach that facilitates a person living with Dementia in maintain their abilities and level of independence for as long as possible

Admission Process:

Admission Requirements

The sign up process is simple! Simply go to and you can start the course today!

Course Calendar

Course Dates: You can start today!

Class are online and are self-directed. An instructor will follow your progress and provide feedback, if needed, as you progress through the course. 

Duration: 4 weeks


Program Fee

Online Montessori Dementia Program Certificate Program: $395.00 CAD

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** Please note that there is no assessment or final examination with the course **

Please note that the course fees are non-refundable.


Admission Process

After taking this course, you can apply it toward the following:

  • Improve your skill set as a P.S.W. (Personal Support Worker)
  • Working directly with adult clients with dementia
  • Work to assist other disciplines including PSW’s, nursing, physicians
  • Working in Long Term Care or Retirement Home settings
  • Provide care for someone in your life with Dementia