A Key to the Past: Symbols and Validation

On-Demand Webinars: A Key to the Past: Symbols and Validation

A Key to the Past: Symbols and Validation

DementiaDementia Behaviors and Care PlanningDementia InterventionsLife EnrichmentNon-Drug Therapeutic StrategiesQuality of Life

Recorded on: 08/04/2020

Using observations from real life, this webinar will provide Validation method’s techniques to explore how older adults with cognitive decline communicate their needs through symbolic behavior.

Participants who join will:
• Be able to recognize some of the symbols used by disoriented elders
• Identify and value the basic need expressed by a symbolic behavior
• Individualize care plan according to symbolic behaviors

Odile Lavault
Validation Teacher
Berkeley, California

Odile Lavault, CTRS is a recreation therapist, musician and Validation teacher. She is passionate about communication with seniors with memory-loss and disorientation. Odile has worked in short and long term skilled nursing, acute psychiatric geriatric hospital and home care-partners support.  She believes that there is a reason behind all behaviors. Through observing and listening with empathy she provides individual answers to “What to say?” and “What to do?”

Charles de Vilmorin
CEO and Co-Founder
Linked Senior

Charles de Vilmorin is passionate about honoring the older adult in our society. From his master’s thesis on nursing homes and memory care, to his close connections with the older adults in his family, to creating and leading Linked Senior, a resident engagement platform for senior living, he is an advocate for the person-centered movement. With Linked Senior, he has more than twelve years of experience building solutions that value meaningful engagement to meet the changing needs and preferences of every older adult. Charles is on the board of the Validation Training Institute that promotes the Validation Method, work of Naomi Feil and on the Innovation Council for AMDA, the American Medical Doctor Association. He also started the Old People are Cool initiative to combat rampant ageism in our society and build intergenerational conversations and collaboration.