Author: Megan L Malone (1)
Effects of intergenerational Montessori-based activities programming on engagement of nursing home residents with dementia.Clin Interv Aging 2007 ;2(3):477-83Michelle M Lee, Cameron J Camp, Megan L Malone
Fourteen nursing home residents on a dementia special care unit at a skilled nursing facility took part in one-to-one intergenerational programming (IGP) with 15 preschool children from the facility's on-site child care center. Montessori-based activities served as the interface for interactions between dyads. The amount of time residents demonstrated positive and negative forms of engagement during IGP and standard activities programming was assessed through direct observation using a tool developed for this purpose--the Myers Research Institute Engagement Scale (MRI-ES).
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