Best FriendsTM Approach
If you work with older individuals, including people living with dementia, and you need to respond to challenging behaviour changes then the Best Friends™ Approach workshop may be the perfect place to begin.
Without advanced dementia-specific training, it can be extremely challenging for healthcare professionals to work with people living with dementia. In addition to creating significant changes in behaviour and personality, dementia affects a person’s thinking, judgment, communication skills and ability to function independently.
Best FriendsTM Approach Training: $75
Best Friends™ Approach is our flagship training program designed to enhance the capacity and skills of healthcare workers to provide quality care to persons living with dementia. We are a proud proponent and exclusive licensee of the Best FriendsTM Approach in Alberta.
This is a well-recognized, person-centered approach based on the Best Friends philosophy of care. It was developed by David Troxel & Virginia Bell and is widely practised in Canada, U.K., U.S.A. and Australia.
Give yourself the knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed.
The Best Friends™ Approach training program will provide you with:
- Effective caregiving strategies and best practices based on the renowned Best Friends™ model of care, applicable in any care setting Strategies for preventing and reducing challenging behaviour changes caused by dementia
- Effective communication techniques
- Methods for creating meaningful activities for engaging a person living with dementia
- Certificate of achievement upon completion