Caregiving and COVID-19: Validate Someone Who is Really Angry

Meet Mrs. Simpson who is angry that during the COVID-19 pandemic she cannot go out and feels like a prisoner who is trapped. Learn how to use simple Validation techniques to listen to her feelings and understand her needs. You can tap into her own history for resources and somtimes just being with her is enough.

Caregiving and COVID-19: Validate So Older Adults Don’t Keep Withdrawing

Meet Mrs. Leader who is has become withdrawn as a result of being isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how short moments of contact with a caregiver can help her avoid experiencing complete withdrawal. Even if the visit is only for the length of time it takes to sing a song, that is meaningful.

Caregiving and COVID-19: Validate Using Zoom!

Meet Mrs. White, an 82-year-old woman who is confused in time, place and person. Learn how to use simple Validation techniques to communicate effectively and empathetically with her as a caregiver while wearing a mask and using Zoom.

Caregiving and COVID-19: Validate Even From a Distance

Physical distance, doesn’t mean emotional distance especially when working with disoriented older adults. As a caregiver, your eyes are a way to connect with care. Learn how to build trust quickly by building empathy. Meet 82-year-old Mrs. White, she is confused and doesn’t remember anything about the pandemic. She does remember that when she was a girl the world was at war. Knowing this background a caregiver can feel the emotion she is experiencing and use that empathy to effectively communicate.

VTI “How-to” Videos on Simple Validation Techniques Now on YouTube

Validation practitioners improve their communication skills, gain competence and confidence. VTI offers you these free training videos to support you in your daily work with older adults. Subscribe here to our channel and get notifications each time we add a new “How-to” video.

Validation, Communication Through Empathy | Naomi Feil | TEDxAmsterdamWomen

Inspired by her parent’s work with the elderly, Mrs Feil followed them in their footsteps. After graduating with a Masters degree in Social Work, the people she grew up with in Ohio became the people she worked both for and with. Creator of the Validation Theory / Author / Founder of the Validation Training Institute.

Naomi Feil and Gladys Wilson

This video excerpt from Memory Bridge’s documentary, There is a Bridge, features Naomi Feil, the founder of Validation. This video has gone viral and moved millions of people to see disoriented elderly differently.

What is Validation, an interview with Naomi Feil

The developer of Validation explains key elements of the Validation method in this 4 minute interview.

DEMENZ: Begegnung in anderen Welten

Diese Live Doku ist Teil des vom Österreichischen Institut für Validation initiierten Filmprojektes „DEMENZ: Begegnung in anderen Welten“. Die Doku gibt einen auszugsweisen Einblick in eine ganztägige Lehrveranstaltung “Validation nach Naomi Feil” im Rahmen des Erweiterungscurriculums Public Health und Palliative Care für Bachelor Studierende der Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt / Austria.

Naomi Feil receives the Alois Alzheimer Award

The Alois Alzheimer Award is presented to Naomi Feil on November 20, 2009 in Vienna, Austria. Maria Hoppe, Austrian Validation Teacher and Validation pioneer, describes the work of Naomi Feil.