Best Friends

the building blocks of friendship

This person-centered approach to dementia care, adopted world-wide, builds on the essential elements of friendship to provide the best possible care and ensure the highest quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Learn and master the approach through these resources and training products.

About the Best Friends™ Approach

Training in the Best Friends™ Approach

Be trained in the Best Friends™ approach and bring this person-centered care model to your organization. Available trainings include Introductory, Advanced, and the Best Friends™ Approach Institute for Master Trainer Certification.

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Blog Posts showcase the Best Friends™ Approach

Moments Add Up and Make a Difference – The latest addition to the HPP blog demonstrates the Best Friends approach and shows how being a Best Friend can be a powerful tool for supporting quality of life. Visit the Health Professions Press Resource Center to read our latest post.

Free downloads facilitate use of the Best Friends™ Approach

Bring some Best Friends moments to your community.  Take advantage of free downloadable Best Friends™ Resources and Slideshares: The Best Friends™ Dementia Care Approach and the Best Friends™ Elements of Friendship courtesy of Health Professions Press.