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MotherDaughteriStock-170062749Trying to argue with someone who has a brain that is not capable of logic or accurate memory is not only futile, it’s unintentionally cruel. Thus, the practice of validation. Validation is the practice of joining the other person's world. Validation is generally the most compassionate and effective form of communicating with – and providing care for – a person who has dementia.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about how validating a person who lives with dementia is not only kind, it's the right thing to do:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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