Connecting Heart to Heart
with People Living with Cognitive Change
Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 from 12-4pm EST
Naomi Feil, the founder of the Validation method, taught us to cross the street and accompany older adults instead of leading them, to use empathy to enter into their worlds rather than use reality orientation, to give them a safe place to express their needs and feelings rather than divert them.
For our 3rd World Congress, Validation Training Institute has once again teamed with Linked Senior to offer all people in the field of aging new perspectives, insight and practical ways to connect heart to heart with people living with cognitive change. The National Council of Dementia Minds also joins us, bringing the voices of persons living with dementia to the table. We’ll explore what PLD want from care-partners, what care-partners want or need and how we can transcend society’s ‘Tragedy narrative’ when it comes to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Participants who attend the live event can earn up to 3 CEU credits.
- Participants will hear from people living with cognitive change and learn what they actually want from their care-partners
- Participants will gain insight into how society has turned ‘dementia’ into a tragedy and discover ways of shifting their perspective
- Participants will learn how to relieve difficult moments, de-escalate volatile situations and be able to express what their needs are in their interactions with PLD
FULL AGENDA COMING SOON!
SESSION 1: 12-1 PM EST
Supporting Older Adults Living with Cognitive Change to “Live Life to the Full”
- Participants will gain insight into what is possible for people living with cognitive change.
- Participants will be able to explain why emotional and behavioral expressions are part of ‘living life to the full.’
- Participants will be able to outline how to reevaluate the role of the caregiver.
Moderator: Vicki de Klerk Rubin
Validation Training Institute
Caregivers - Care for Yourselves
- Participants will gain an understanding of what self-compassion is.
- Participants will learn some tools to help them start to give themselves self-compassion.
- Participants will participate in two exercises that expand their repertoire of coping methods.
Mindfulness Trainer and Psychologist, Centrum voor Mindfulness, Compassie en Psychotherapie in the Netherlands
Moderator: Penny Cook
Charles de Vilmorin
CEO and Co-Founder, Linked Senior
Person-Centered Care Methods Rooted in Empathy
- Participants will discover how engagement in meaningful activities through the Montessori approach applies to the person-centered care model to make residents’ lives more meaningful.
- Participants will learn about the seven domains of well-being and transformational approaches to care.
- Participants will learn ways to reduce the use of antipsychotics by understanding some root causes of distress and how to create an environment of well-being.
Dr. Al Power
Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging