Breaking Through Dementia: Validation

On-Demand Webinars: Breaking Through Dementia: Validation

Breaking Through Dementia: Validation

DementiaDementia Behaviors and Care PlanningDementia Interventions

Recorded on: 11/15/2018

Validation is a proven method of communication developed by social worker and gerontologist Naomi Feil that helps improve the connection between caregivers and older adults experiencing dementia, also known as cognitive-decline or disorientation. Participants will learn how to practice the beginning techniques of Validation including centering and voice control.

This session will cover:

  • Background on the Validation method
  • Basics of the Validation method
  • What to do next!



Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, RN, MBA
Executive Director
Validation Training Institute

Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, is the Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute and a certified Validation Master. Together with her mother, Naomi Feil, she revised the books, Validation: the Feil Method and The Validation Breakthrough. She authored Validation Techniques for Dementia Care: the Family Guide to Improving Communication. She is currently developing a workbook: Validation for First Responders. Ms. de Klerk holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University, a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University, and is a Dutch-trained registered nurse. Since 1989, Ms. de Klerk has given Validation workshops, lectures and training programs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.

Charles de Vilmorin
Linked Senior

Charles de Vilmorin is the co-founder and CEO of Linked Senior, a resident engagement platform for senior care. He has more than 9 years of experience in the healthcare and long-term care field. He is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Validation Method Worker.