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  1. A Canadian Twist to an Iconic Dementia Care Program Sarah Price Director Dementia Care Programs David Troxel Consultant Best Friends Institute

  2. Best Friends™ Approach Training Programs • 2003 Alzheimer Society of Calgary licensed Best Friends Approach from Health Professions Press • What did Calgary do? • Workshop • Associate Trainer Program • Senior Management program • Consultation teams • KNACK Learning Framework

  3. KNACK Learning Framework • Knowledge • Nurturing • Approach • Community • Kinship

  4. The Calgary Context • Best Friends™ Approach Training program helped Alzheimer Calgary launch the Dementia Care Training Centre • linked to provincial health care aide training initiative and Supportive Living environments • province wide staff training on a variety of dementia related topics • launch of online learning for families

  5. Opportunities for the Future • In 2011 DCTC will be taking Best Friends training beyond our experiential learning environment in the traditional classroom • we will launch a comprehensive training and skill development initiative with a local post-secondary facility • Dementia Basics Online pre-training orientation • Best Friends Approach Workshop • Skill development at Club 36 Adult Day Support Program

  6. Thank-you Dementia Care Training Centre www.AlzheimerCalgary.com 403-290-0110 1-877-569-4357