Validation Techniques for Dementia Care: The Family Guide to Improving Communication

Front Cover
Health Professions Press, Nov 1, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 132 pages
1 Review
Written especially for family members and friends caring for people with dementia, this practical guidebook offers a solution to commonly faced communication and relationship difficulties. The Validation approach's caring, empathetic techniques have been used and valued by professionals and families around the world to support meaningful communication and interaction with people with memory impairments.Adapted from the best-selling book for professionals, The Validation Breakthrough, this hands-on resource gives family caregivers all the information and guidance they need to successfully implement proven Validation techniques and enjoy resulting benefits like: reduced challenging behavior; improved communication; lower levels of stress and anxiety in both caregivers and older adults; and more satisfying relationships.In addition to background information about dementia and the principles behind Validation, the book includes detailed, illustrated explanations of specific verbal and nonverbal communication techniques. Realistic case studies demonstrate the approach in action in many different relationships, including husband/wife, parent/child, and grandparent/grandchild.Caregivers

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Validation Techniques for Dementia Care: The Family Guide to Improving Communication

User Review  - Rosemarie - Goodreads

Helps me to help my Dad. An amazing little book. I highly recommend it for anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Ms. De Klerk Works full-time as a Validation Master-Teacher and lecturer as well as Naomi Feil's manager in Europe. As European Manager, she was a founding member of the European Validation Association (1993) and assisted in the development of Authorized Validation Organizations in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland. She taught the first formal Validation course in 1994 and since then has been training internationally, delivering certification courses at all levels. As AVO Coordinator for the Validation Training Institute, she has assisted in the development of Authorized Validation Organizations in the United States and written the AVO Guidelines. Ms de Klerk-Rubin, working with teams of Validation Teachers, has shepherded the development of standardized course curricula, levels of certification, quality guidelines and testing materials. She has been an advisor to the Validation Training Institute Board of Trustees since its inception and

Bibliographic information