Value of Validation
- Aging adults with Alzheimer’s type dementia respond to Validation. Change in behavior is slow and fluctuates from day to day, but permanent change does occur.
- Caregivers are empowered with a sense of connection with loved one, client, etc.
- Caregivers morale is increased and burn-out is decreased.
- Caregivers express a greater sense of fulfillment at work.
- Caregivers feel more capable of handling difficult situations.
- Families will visit loved ones more often.
Validation is Used Worldwide
- Over 10,000 Agencies in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia use Validation.
- Over 88,000 people have attended Validation workshops.
- Validation books and videos are translated and used in: the US, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
- There are Authorized Validation centers in the United States, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland.
- Over 80,000 Validation books have been sold.
- Naomi Feil has given over 50 television interviews about Validation.
Impact of Validation
Change in behavior is slow and fluctuates from day to day, but permanent change does occur. Here are some of the results that you can expect:
- Residents sit more erect
- Residents keep their eyes open more.
- Residents display more social controls.
- Residents cry, pace and pound less.
- Residents express less anger.
- There is a decreased need for chemical and physical restraints.
- Residents communicate more verbally and non-verbally.
- Residents often move better and more often.
- Residents express less anxiety.
- Residents withdraw less.
- Residents experience an improved sense of self-worth.
- Residents may assume familiar social roles in groups.
- Residents develop an improved awareness of reality, even though this is not a goal of Validation.
- Residents’ sense of humor is often restored.
- Deterioration is often slowed down.
- Staff morale is increased and burn-out is decreased.
- Staff members express a greater sense of fulfillment at work.
- Staff members feel more capable of handling difficult situations.
- Families visit more.