What Is Trauma-Informed Montessori Dementia Care?

Trauma-Informed Montessori Dementia Care – It’s Not Just Dementia

Lori La Bey talks with Rev. Katie Norris who is a Montessori for Aging (AMI) and Dementia Practitioner and primary author of “Creative Connections in Dementia Care.” She started in dementia care 14 years ago and has taught families, churches, nursing care facilities, and other AMI students Montessori-based care. Today we will learn what is Trauma-Informed Montessori Dementia Care.

Jeffrey Norris started as a care partner at just 6 years old when he and his family were live-in care partners for his grandma (Katie’s mom) who had Lewy Body Dementia. He often volunteered as a young child, guiding Montessori dementia activities, and then joined Katie in coaching other families and organizations a few years ago.


  1. Neuro-divergent
  2. Children can help care too
  3. Montessori Methods
  4. Living healthy alongside dementia
  5. Shifting family dynamics
  6. Giving purpose and responsibility
  7. Why it’s not just dementia!
  8. Reducing caregiver burnout
  9. Building independence and trust
  10. How to work with people living with dementia
  11. what you look for is what you will see

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