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New Literature Review on Validation
Excited to share today that a new literature review on Validation has been published! This research article highlights the effectiveness of Validation and how it makes it easier for professionals to care for older adults, reduces burnout levels and increases competence in the management of complex situations that occur in caregiving.
VTI’s holiday gift to Caregivers – Self Care
Enjoy 3 minutes on a beach
Take a 10-minute Feldenkrais lesson
Ground yourself with a guided meditation
Practice sitting yoga
Learn how to integrate essential oils into your daily life
Do hand reflexology exercises that release tension
Laughter yoga brings out the ‘happy hormones’
All of these short videos are for you – the caregivers at home and in facilities around the world. Take care of yourselves. All of us at VTI send you warm wishes for a cozy holiday season and a healthy 2021.
In Memory of
The Validation community is sad to lose one of our pioneers. Lita Kohn was the first President of the VTI Board of Trustees. She is remembered fondly for the Board meetings she hosted in her home, accompanied by wonderful hospitality and food. Most important was her desire to create an organization that would perpetuate Validation. She worked hard to keep the Board on track towards that goal. Her leadership made it possible to be where we are today. She was warm and welcoming as new people joined the board. Naomi Feil could not have had a better supporter.
May her legacy be a memory forever.
Our mission is to nurture respect, dignity and well-being in the lives of older adults living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers by advancing education in the Validation method.
VTI’s vision for the future is that every caregiver and older adult experiencing age-related, cognitive decline will feel the joy and love of meaningful communication.
VTI has a network of 5,800 Validation certified workers, 700 group leaders, 430 teachers and 17 master teachers, around the globe. There are 23 Authorized Validation Organizations (AVOs) in 13 countries across Europe, Asia and North America.