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J Adv Nurs. 1988 Jul;13(4):511-4.

Validation therapy with the demented elderly.

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  • 1Felix Post Unit, Maudsley Hospital, London.

Abstract

This paper describes validation therapy--a method of communicating with disorientated people through the use of specific interactive techniques. It is compared with reality orientation as this is the most widely used therapy for demented patients. The method of evaluating the effects of validation group therapy is included. The authors suggest that validation therapy is an exciting and important therapeutic development which can restore self-worth and ease the stress suffered by elderly people with dementia.

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