Best Friends

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Best Friends for the Best Care

About the Best Friends™ Approach

Best Friends™ is a method of care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This comprehensive approach is grounded in the understanding that relationships are supremely important in dementia care and require the essential elements of friendship: respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor.

The Best Friendsapproach to dementia care is completely person-centered and flexible enough to adapt to each person’s remaining strengths and abilities. The Best Friends products and trainings will allow you and your organization to adopt this successful and person-centered model of care.

Training in the Best Friends™ Approach

Become a certified Master Trainer in the Best Friends approach! Visit our Best Friends Institute page to learn more about Best Friends training.

Want to bring Best Friends to your organization? Learn how!

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 Blog to read our latest post.