Event Overview

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. 

What do people living with cognitive change want from care partners? Transcending the tragedy narrative from a societal perspective. What do care partners want/need when interacting with people living with dementia?

Participants who join will be able to...

  • 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.

Our event partners are the Validation Training Institute (VTI), Activity Connection, the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP), and the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Registration information, including email addresses, will be shared with VTI.


Earn up to 3 free NAB, NCCAP, NCCDP and/or NCTRC CEUs 

Register Now

About Linked Senior

Our mission is to enhance life in senior living. We support person-centered care through life enrichment and dementia engagement using simple technology and non drug therapy. Learn more or connect with our team to learn how Linked Senior is a cost effective, ROI-centered service that improves outcomes, helps increase compliance, boosts staff empowerment, lowers turnover and increases job satisfaction and revenue. Get In Touch