Introduction to Validation: Communicating with Very Old People Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type Dementia
This DVD provides an excellent overview and introduction to the Validation Method. Using demonstrations by Naomi Feil and Vicki de Klerk working with people diagnosed Alzheimer’s-type dementia, both principles and techniques are illustrated. This is a great DVD for those new to Validation as well as students of Validation. A great in-service teaching tool. RT: 25 minutes
Communicating with the Alzheimer’s-type Population:
The Validation Method
This practical video offers insight into the world of maloriented and time confused older adults and demonstrates techniques for communicating with them. in Part 1, using role-play, Naomi Feil makes the inner world of an old woman struggling with her aging process, transparent. Marge, the blamer, is in a hair salon and blames her hairdresser for ‘taking out all her hair’. In Part 2, Naomi role plays an 85 year old woman who has wandered from home and ends up in a police station. RT: 19 minutes
The Four Phases of Resolution
This DVD beautifully demonstrates the Validation theory of the final life struggle, called Resolution. Naomi Feil role plays the four phases that older adults can pass through as they withdraw inward into their personal reality. In this final life struggle, buried emotions surface. The very old struggle to express themselves and need someone to listen with empathy: to “validate” them. This video is an excellent resource for teaching Validation and staff training. RT: 8 minutes
Looking for Yesterday
A sensitive, powerful documentary that captures the pain of life in a nursing home while offering hope through Validation. Filmed by Edward R. Feil in the Montefiore Home for the Aged, Naomi Feil enters the inner world of very disoriented very old people, learns the meaning behind their bizarre behaviors and builds trust. The residents respond to her, giving evidence of the effectiveness of this approach. This DVD is excellent for all levels of hospital and nursing home staff. RT: 29 minutes
Myrna the Maloriented
This moving instructional video shows how to empathize with very old people who are in the beginning phase of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, who blame and are hurtful. The Validation® helping methods shown in this DVD can ease the frustration of caregivers, reduce the need for psychotropic drugs, and may maintain people who are maloriented in their own homes. RT: 26 minutes
The More We Get Together
This “How-To” video documentary is a sequel to the award- winning documentary Looking for Yesterday.
Validation groups help older adults communicate more, increase their social controls and feel a greater sense of self-worth. This DVD reminds caregivers of basic Validation theory and skills. Plus it helps professionals add new skills to their repertoire and introduce Validation group work to the activities offered in care settings. RT: 44 minutes
DVDs for Teachers and AVOs
The following teaching resources are sold only to certified Validation Teachers, Presenters and AVOs.