Block 1: Centering (The Skill Building Blocks)


Learn how to clear yourself of thoughts and feelings that get in the way of making contact with others. This skill is useful for everyone and in every situation, whether you want a better relationship with your aging parents or are communicating with older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Finding moments of peace, gathering your energy and clearing yourself of other people’s emotions are just some of the benefits of learning how to center.



Skill Building
6 online, on-demand training blocks that deliver basic Validation techniques that help you better communicate with aging parents and older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. In just 30 minutes you will learn an important communication skill. Each block has three parts which you can complete at your own pace.

  • Lesson 1 describes the skill and shows you why it is important to learn.
  • Lesson 2 is an exercise that helps you practice the skill.
  • Lesson 3 shows you the skill in practice and gives specific suggestions on how you can embed it into your life.