Block 4: Eye Contact (The Skill Building Blocks)


Learn how to make respectful eye contact. While this may seem simple, what you learn in this block will help you reduce angry responses that an older parent or person living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia may have and help build trust and increase communication with that person in ways you can’t imagine.



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.