The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care:

Strategies for Successful Caregiving at Home During the Covid-19 Crisis (and After)

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia can be financially, physically or emotionally stressful. During Covid-19, even the best caregivers will face new barriers for success as many community-based services are closed and opportunities for activities and engagement are impacted by health and safety measures.

Join David Troxel, co-creator and of the internationally recognized Best Friends Approach™ to Dementia Care as he offers insights into dementia care including the life-affirming and successful Best Friends Approach. Specific topics will include communication, dementia related behavior, activities, engagement and creative problem solving. With story-telling, humor and insights, he will:

  • Discuss ways to achieve “caregiving knack,” which is defined as doing difficult things with ease
  • Teach specific tools to improve your caregiving experience
  • Review the top 10 Warning Signs of Dementia
  • Describe Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias
  • Discuss how (and when) to get a medical evaluation
  • Describe the Best Friends Approach to care
  • Share communication dos and don’ts
  • Discuss life story work to improve connection
  • Offer strategies to manage dementia related behavior
  • Share activity ideas for home settings


When: Thursday, September 10 

Time:  11:00 am EST | 10:00 am CST | 9:00 am MST 



Guest Presenter: David Troxel

David Troxel lives in Sacramento and has become nationally and internationally known for his writing and teaching in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease and long-term care. He has co-authored (with Virginia Bell) six influential books including his new book, The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care and written and numerous articles relating to dementia care and staff development and training. His areas of expertise include best care practices for persons with dementia, caregiver support, staff training and long-term care program development. David has also been a family caregiver, supporting his mother Dorothy who passed away with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2008. Legend Senior Living® subscribes to the Best Friends Approach as part of its memory care programming.


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Attendees will be entered to win one of 25 copies of the new book, A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care