Urinary Incontinence: InterventionSpecial Feature: Montessori-Based Activities for Long-Term Care Residents with DementiaOrsulic-Jeras, Silvia; Schneider, Nicole M. LSW; Camp, Cameron J. PhD Author Information Research Analyst; Myers Research Institute; Menorah Park Center for Senior Living; Beachwood, Ohio (Orsulic-Jeras) Research Analyst; Myers Research Institute; Menorah Park Center for Senior Living; Beachwood, Ohio (Schneider) Senior Research Scientist; Myers Research Institute; Menorah Park Center for Senior Living; Beachwood, Ohio (Camp) This research was supported by grant TRGC-95-016 from the Alzheimer's Association to Dr. Camp. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 16(1):p 78-91, September 2000. Buy Abstract Activities programming in long-term care can be an extension of geriatric rehabilitation if activities use rehabilitation principles. Twenty-five residents of a dementia unit participated in a study comparing effects of Montessori-based activities to regular activities programming. Montessori programming uses rehabilitation principles such as task breakdown, guided repetition, and progressing from simple to complex. It also utilizes principles of dementia interventions such as external cue usage and reliance on implicit memory. Montessori programming elicited more constructive engagement and pleasure and less passive engagement and negative affect than other programming. The implications for collaboration among rehabilitation, recreational, and nursing staff are discussed. Copyright © 2000 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.