The Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer's-Type Dementia / Edition 2

The Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer's-Type Dementia / Edition 2

by Naomi Feil
     
 

This extraordinary book shows caregivers how they can interact successfully with people with dementia by avoiding reality orientation and instead focusing on underlying emotional needs. Based on the principles of Erik Erikson and on subsequent decades of work with disoriented older adults, the simple techniques of Validation are easy to learn, take just minutes a

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This extraordinary book shows caregivers how they can interact successfully with people with dementia by avoiding reality orientation and instead focusing on underlying emotional needs. Based on the principles of Erik Erikson and on subsequent decades of work with disoriented older adults, the simple techniques of Validation are easy to learn, take just minutes a day, and can be used by both family and professional caregivers. Let the powerful techniques of internationally recognized expert Naomi Feil help you reach confused older adults by establishing respectful, loving relationships that break the silence of withdrawal. Discover new ways to meet the challenges of caring for people with dementia! Touching, amusing, and informative, The Validation Breakthrough shows caregivers how to dramatically enhance the quality of their relationships with people in the early to middle stages of dementing illnesses. Helpful, practical strategies will show you how to stop patronizing and arguing with people with dementia and start building trust by stepping into their world. Eighteen poignant case studies illustrate how Validation is used to handle wandering, agitation, and other challenging behaviors—and reduce the sense of anger and frustration in caregivers and clients alike. Essential reading for long-term care staff, gerontologists, social workers, and family members, The Validation Breakthrough is transforming the way caregivers communicate with people with dementia

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878812810
Publisher:
Health Professions Press
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword
Authorized Validation Organizations
Introduction: Florence Trew 1872-1963: "I died"
Pt. IAlzheimer's-Type Dementia and the Use of Validation1
Ch. 1Aging, Development, and Alzheimer's Disease3
Ch. 2The Concept and Techniques of Validation27
Ch. 3Using Validation with People Who Are Maloriented49
Ch. 4Using Validation with People Who Are Time Confused71
Ch. 5Using Validation with People Who Are Repetitive Movers87
Ch. 6Using Validation with People Who Are in Vegetation99
Ch. 7Using Validation with People with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease107
Ch. 8Who Benefits from Validation?115
Ch. 9How Validation Differs from Other Therapies Used with Old-Old People123
Pt. IIValidation in Practice145
Ch. 10Communicating with People Who Are Maloriented147
Ch. 11Communicating with People Who Are Time Confused189
Ch. 12Communicating with People Who Are Repetitive Movers217
Ch. 13Communicating with Maloriented and Time Confused People Living in the Community227
Ch. 14Validating Family Members243
Pt. IIIGroup Validation251
Ch. 15Setting Up Validation Groups253
Ch. 16Frequently Asked Questions287
AppExperiences of Professionals in the United States and Abroad293
References339
Index343

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