Validation Techniques For Dementia Care
The Family Guide to Improving Communication
Vicki de Klerk-Rubin
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. Developed by social worker Naomi Feil and widely practiced around the world, the Validation approach provides caring and empathetic techniques to support meaningful communication and interaction with people with memory impairments.
This practical handbook provides all of the information and guidance needed to re-frame interactions with older adults and to successfully implement proven Validation strategies. Specific verbal and nonverbal communication techniques are explained in detail and illustrated in photographs. Ten real-life case studies demonstrate how to use the approach and ho it can relieve common problems, such as confusion about the current year, an inability to recognize caregivers, repetitive questions, and inter-generational interactions.
Written especially for family members and friends Validation Techniques for Dementia Care is an invaluable resource for creating a more satisfying relationship with a loved one with dementia.