Alzheimer’s: Why Validation is Key to a Good Relationship

What is Validation and How Can I Use it? In the past, caregivers and family members were told to correct or “gently remind” those with Alzheimer’s of reality when they were lost in an alternate version. We now know that joining them on their journey through validation is the kindest and healthiest thing we can do for our loved ones. So what is validation exactly?Validation in reference to Alzheimer’s means accepting and going into the reality or world of your loved one through empathy and listening. Attempting to bring them into the present reality can shatter their perception and […]

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