Aging Symposium | Montessori Education for Social Change

The First Aging & Dementia Symposium Prague 2017 will be the first conference on how to use Montessori principles in aged care and with people facing dementia in Europe. The symposium will be held on 26 July 2017 in the Hotel International Prague (Koulova 15, Prague 6) as an independent event, but closely connected to the 28. International Montessori Congress 2017.


The Conference has the patronage of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Symposium Theme

A Visionary Perspective on Aging & Dementia

Montessori for Aging and Dementia is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. The goal of the Montessori philosophy is to support people with dementia by treating them with respect and dignity, enabling them to make choices and to live as independently as possible. This innovative approach to aged care enhances quality of life for people living with dementia by developing meaningful and personalized roles, routines, and activities for each individual, giving each person the opportunity to enjoy an enriched life.

The Symposium is in close relation with congress theme and its aim is to allow all human beings to become agents of positive social change.