This moving instructional video is suitable for professional and non- professional caregivers of Alzheimer’s-type very old people. It teaches caregivers how to empathise with the “mal-oriented”: very old people who blame and who cannot express feelings directly. The Validation® helping methods shown in this DVD can ease the frustration of caregivers, reduce the need for restraints, and may maintain the mal-oriented in their own homes.
86 year old Myrna deteriorates physically and mentally, blaming her family and friends for her losses. She thus drives away her friends and frightens her family. Terrified of losing her identity, she accuses her caregiver of stealing her things. Myrna falls.
Myrna refuses help. Sally Ames, a Validation® worker slowly builds trust, makes mistakes and learns thereby. Myrna comes to trust the worker, and expresses some buried emotions. Her hostility lessens, and she develops a measure of peace.
Video-graphics are used to pin-point Validation®principles and techniques.