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The Validation Breakthrough

Third Edition

Naomi Feil (author)

ISBN: 9781932529937

Publication Date: Dec 2012

Format: Paperback

Validation is a practical way of communicating with and managing problem behaviour in older adults with Alzheimer's-type dementia. In The Validation Breakthrough, you'll learn how to re-create relationships between confused older adults and their caregivers; be caring and non-judgmental; understand and handle challenging behaviours; interpret non-verbal cues; and implement Validation in your own care setting.
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Validation is a practical way of communicating with and managing problem behaviour in older adults with Alzheimer's-type dementia. It helps reduce stress, enhance dignity, and increase happiness. Since its inception in 1989, Validation has helped thousands of professional and family caregivers improve their relationships with residents and loved ones with dementia. Caregivers who use these techniques validate older adults' expressed feelings, rather than focusing on disorientation and confusion.

In this Anniversary Edition of The Validation Breakthrough, you'll learn how to
  • re-create relationships between confused older adults and their caregivers.
  • be caring and non-judgmental
  • understand and handle challenging behaviours
  • interpret non-verbal cues in a way that promotes communication
  • implement Validation in your own care setting through the experiences of Authorized Validation Organisations around the world
The Validation method is easy to learn and positive results can be seen in both caregivers and residents.
  • Residents express less anger and anxiety, decreasing the need for chemical and physical restraints.
  • Residents communicate more and exhibit an increased sense of humour
  • Residents often move better and experience an improved sense of self-worth.
  • Staff members express a greater sense of fulfilment at work and feel better prepared for handling difficult situations.
  • Staff members demonstrate a higher level of camaraderie
  • Families visit more often.
The Validation Breakthrough is an essential resource for all settings providing dementia care including assisted living facilities, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, home health care, adult day services, family care settings, and more.

Join the 10,000 agencies in over 16 countries that are successfully implementing Validation in their organisations and start changing how you care for individuals with dementia today.

2003 National Mature Media Award (Bronze Award Winner)
Language English
Pages 328
Date Published 30 Dec 2012
Publisher Health Professions Press
Subject/s Family & health   Psychiatry   Care of the elderly   Nursing specialties   BRH_Dementia  
Naomi Feil, M.S., A.C.S.W., is the developer of Validation. After graduating with a Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York, she began working with the elderly. Between 1963 and 1980 Mrs. Feil developed Validation as a response to her dissatisfaction with traditional methods of working with the severely disoriented old-old people who were her clients. In 1982 she published her first book, Validation: The Feil Method, which was revised in 1992. Her second book, The Validation Breakthrough, was published in 1993, and updated and revised in 2012.

Vicki de Klerk-Rubin 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. Her book, Validation Techniques for Dementia Care: The Family Guide to Improving Communication (English edition 2008) has been published in German (2006), Japanese (2009) and Swedish (2010).

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