Back to All Events

Best Friends Approach Workshop for Health Care Professionals

  • FCJ Centre 219 19 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB, T2S 0C8 Canada (map)
  • You work with older individuals, including people living with dementia

    You need to respond to challenging behaviour changes

    If this sounds like you, the Best Friends™ Approach workshop may be the perfect place to begin. Without advanced dementia-specific training, it can be extremely challenging and exhausting 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. Give yourself the knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed.

    The Best Friends™ program will provide you with:

  • Strategies for preventing and reducing challenging behaviour changes caused by dementia

  • Effective communication techniques

  • Methods for creating meaningful activities to engage the person living with dementia

  • Effective caregiving strategies and best practices based on the renowned Best Friends™ model of care

  • Certificate of achievement upon completion UPCOMING WORKSHOP: JUNE 21, 2019

  • The FCJ Centre - 219 - 19 Avenue SW - All Healthcare Professionals Welcome!

  • FEE: $42.00pp, incl. presentation, lunch, refreshments, and parking Best FriendsTM Approach is a well-recognized, person-centered approach based on the Best Friends philosophy of care. It was developed by David Troxel and Virginia Bell. The program is widely practised in Canada, U.K., U.S.A. and Australia. The Alzheimer Society of Calgary has an exclusive license of the Best FriendsTM Approach in Alberta.

  • For more information, please call (403) 228-4215 or visit

Earlier Event: June 19
South Conversation Cafe
Later Event: June 27
Killarney Conversation Cafe