Gain Empathy with the Reactions of Older Adults to COVID-19


Gain Empathy with the Reactions of Older Adults to COVID-19

DementiaDementia Behaviors and Care PlanningDementia InterventionsCOVID-19

Live Webinar: Tuesday, October 19th from 1pm – 2pm EST

Join us for an interactive webinar with Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, the Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute (VTI). The Validation method motivates older adults with cognitive decline to communicate more, relieve stress, and enhance dignity and happiness in their final stage of life. The COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine have been a trigger for many older adults living with cognitive decline and a reason why so many residents in nursing homes and memory care communities are experiencing anger, sadness and withdrawal. Along with the increased isolation they are living with, many older adults have also experienced a trauma or crisis earlier in their lives and unresolved feelings from those events are being brought to the surface during this current global event. Participants who join this webinar will be able to:

  • Know at least 5 specific reasons that might be the reason for angry outbursts, consistent crying or withdrawal
  • Practice 3 specific techniques that lead to empathy
  • Use 3 Validation techniques for engaging older adults with cognitive decline

Register Here

*All attendees will receive 1-hour of NAB, NCCAP, NCCDP and/or NCCDP CEU credits for attending the live webinar.

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.