Dr. Cameron Camp, who is the creator of Montessori-Based Dementia Programming®, educated Staff and Family Members about the Innovative Techniques to engage persons with Dementia

Dr. Cameron Camp, who is the creator of Montessori-Based Dementia Programming®, educated Staff and Family Members about the Innovative Techniques to engage persons with Dementia

On April 24 and 25 Frederick Living hosted internationally known expert, Dr. Cameron Camp, who is the creator of Montessori-Based Dementia Programming®.  Dr. Camp is a researcher and trainer from the Center for Applied Research in Dementia.  This innovative approach combines rehabilitation principles and educational techniques using the physical and cognitive abilities available to individuals living with dementia. This interactive training for staff from all Frederick Living departments, volunteers and guests from several other organizations was well received, as all were called to think and practice in a new way of engaging persons living with dementia.  Dr. Camp also led an evening session for family caregivers of persons with dementia. A grant of $6,000 from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation contributed in large part to making this training and implementation of the Montessori Based Dementia Programming possible. The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation enhances the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. www.pottstownfoundation.org