Helping Disoriented Older Adults during the COVID-19 Quarantine

Helping Disoriented Older Adults during the COVID-19 Quarantine

Whether you care for disoriented older adults at home or in a facility, here are easy Validation tips to help you cope.

Validation COVID-19 Caregiver Tips Part 9 Video

Learn more about helping disoriented older adults during a quarantine.

Validation COVID-19 Caregiver Tips Part 8 Video

Learn more about helping disoriented older adults during a quarantine.

Validation COVID-19 Tips Part 7 Video

How do you make contact with a scared, disoriented old woman? Watch how you can use simple Validation techniques to help.

Validation COVID-19 Tips Part 6 Video

Watch this video to learn more about helping disoriented older adults during a quarantine.

Tips from VTI for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Part 5

Reduce anxiety, avoid isolation and remember – use centering.

Tips from VTI for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Part 4

More tips for helping you make contact with disoriented older adults: when using masks, gloves and other protective gear; kissing with touch and using music.

Tips from VTI for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Part 3

Remember to center yourself. Older adults living with cognitive decline are sensitive to the atmosphere around them. For the moments that you interact with someone, make sure you have put aside your own feelings and thoughts.

Tips from VTI for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Part 2

Part 2 builds off of our first 3 tips and discusses exploring rather than telling, empathy instead of diversion or lying, and approaching the other person with respect.

Tips from VTI for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Part 1

At this strange time, filled with great difficulties for many people, it’s important to remember centering, self-care and meaningful engagement.