The Validation Method: Positive Communication with Your Loved One with Dementia



February 16, 2023


2:00 p.m.


The Validation Method is a way of communicating with those that are cognitively impaired in a way that provides acceptance and empathy. Validation approaches and techniques are used to meet the confused person where they are; often these techniques produce positive changes in their ability to connect and engage. Additionally, behaviors are better understood, and therefore the likelihood of developing effective intervention strategies increases.

This virtual session will help you communicate more effectively with a loved and help them become more socially engaged. Please join us for this informative event—register today!

Maureen Charlton BSW, CVW, CADDCT, is Director of Memory Support Services and Programming at Ingleside at King Farm. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Baylor University, and has worked with people with dementia and their families for about 30 years in various capacities, including care settings, professional training, and working for the Alzheimer’s Association. Most recently, Maureen opened a new memory support neighborhood at a Sunrise Assisted Living in Virginia and served that community for over three and a half years. As a Certified Validation Group Practitioner and a Certified Dementia Practitioner/Trainer, she loves training and coaching the team to provide quality care to those with dementia.

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