by Naomi Feil, ACSW, Revised with Vicki de Klerk-Rubin 2015
The 3rd edition recently revised by Vicki de Klerk-Rubin includes the following
- Newly revised Validation Principles have been added
- The list of basic human needs focuses on what is seen in daily practice
- The latest research studies on Validation have been updated
This book tells how to help disoriented old-old people. It teaches those who care for and about disoriented old-old how to: recognize the signs of disorientation, the physical, emotional and social factors leading to confusion, and how to help confused old- old in each stage.
The book helps caretakers feel comfortable with disoriented old-old. “There is logic behind the bizarre behavior,” writes Naomi Feil, who originated Validation® Therapy in 1963. She helps nursing homes throughout the world implement this therapy to prevent further disorientation and restore dignity.