Friday, January 25, 2013
Just following up on my "defending against dementia" blog -- so many of us here at SP seem to be dealing with this issue for elders . . . and this article in today's Globe and Mail sets out current research on applying the Montessori principles to keep people engaged in meaningful activity and slow the progress of dementia. A grandmother bakes cookies: a cardiologist reviews xrays. And both of them recover what's familiar and what brought their lives dignity and meaning.
So interesting. Plato said justice is asking people to do what they do best: and here's another application really of the same principle!