Nancy Brown, CVT, MA, ABD
Nancy Brown has worked in dementia care since 2004 at MELABEV Day Centers, based in Jerusalem, Israel. As a group supervisor and Certified Validation Teacher, the continued study and practice of Validation has transformed her work with those affected by dementia. “Validation is our key to communicating with our clients suffering from all levels of memory loss especially when behaviors become challenging, and communication becomes difficult when they can no longer find their words.” Nancy holds a B.A. and M.A. in Religion and Culture from Pepperdine University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in dementia studies at the University of Edinburgh. In addition to her work at Melabev, she leads an international support group for those interested in Validation sponsored by VTI, conducts staff and family caregiver workshops, and participates at international conferences on dementia.