The effect of Montessori program in the elderly with dementia: a literature review 10.55131/jphd/2022/200320

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Seyed Abolfazl Mousavi
Mohammad amin Aslani
Robabeh Keshavarz Mohammadi
Elahe Bahramian
Sonia Zehtab
Fatemeh Bahramian
Alireza Jalali

Abstract

The elderly population of the world is growing fast. The aging phenomenon causes changes in the body’s systems, leading to mental and emotional disorders. Dementia is established as one of the most important challenges associated with the aging process. In this respect, the Montessori-based cognitive rehabilitation program is an increasingly popular choice in dementia care. Therefore, we decided to conduct a review study on the effect of Montessori therapy on different psychological aspects of the elderly with dementia. This narrative review was performed using narrative synthesis. An extensive literature search was performed in databases of ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, PubMed, and ISI Web of Knowledge using OR, AND, and NOT operators and the selected keywords. Only studies published in journals between March 2010 and March 2022 were used for this purpose. The articles chosen in this study were those that have studied the effect of a Montessori-based cognitive rehabilitation program on the elderly with dementia. Studies that involved the Montessori program on other neurological disorders were excluded. Finally, 32 articles were selected from the final evaluation. It can be concluded that the Montessori program effectively reduces anxiety, destructive behavior, and agitation, increases pleasure, hope, optimism, job satisfaction, social skills, and cognitive function, and improves the quality of life and feeding capacity.

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Mousavi SA, Aslani M amin, Mohammadi RK, Bahramian E, Zehtab S, Bahramian F, Jalali A. The effect of Montessori program in the elderly with dementia: a literature review: 10.55131/jphd/2022/200320. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 9 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];20(3):249-64. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/258592
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Seyed Abolfazl Mousavi, Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad amin Aslani, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Robabeh Keshavarz Mohammadi, School of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Tehran -North Branch, Tehran, Iran

School of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Tehran -North Branch, Tehran, Iran

Elahe Bahramian, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran

School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran

Sonia Zehtab, Department of speech and language pathology, faculty of rehabilitation, Isfahan university of medical science, Isfahan, Iran

Department of speech and language pathology, faculty of rehabilitation, Isfahan university of medical science, Isfahan, Iran

Fatemeh Bahramian, Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran

Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran

Alireza Jalali, Health systems engineering research Centre, Milad hospital, Tehran, Iran

Health systems engineering research Centre, Milad hospital, Tehran, Iran

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