Validation for Family Caregivers
VTI offers family members and friends who are caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s, specialized information and training opportunities geared to your needs. We know the stress you face every day and its emotional impact. Validation can help you improve and integrate new communication skills, gain competence and confidence in dealing with difficult situations. You will have less stress and frustration, and more joy. We think these resources will be of most help to you.
Validation for Professionals or Organizations
Professionals working with older adults with Alzheimer disease and related dementias, need evidence-based training that gives knowledge and skills to improve communication and build positive relationships. VTI offers a variety of training possibilities to suit your personal needs regarding time, budget and depth of training. We take you from where you are and take you to the next level. Any or no pre-training is equally welcome.
Validation for Teachers and Authorized Validation Organizations
VTI offers Validation professionals access to authorized materials as well as a wealth of articles, research, helpful videos and other teaching materials to support your work.
Validation for Everyone Else
If this is your first visit to our site, welcome. We hope to offer you answers to questions and lots of information that will help you in your relationships with older adults who are living with Alzheimer’s disease. VTI offers a variety of training possibilities to suit your personal needs regarding time, budget and depth of training. We take you from where you are and take you to the next level. You don’t need to have any training or experience in advance.
Validation is the original ‘person-centered’ method Validation was developed in the 1970s and has continuously developed through practical experience and research over 40 years.
It is evidence-based, which means that research has shown the method to be effective for both the caregiver and the older adult.
By taking part in one or more of our training programs, you become part of a global community. This offers on-going support, self-care tools, understanding and access to the Validation peer network.