Ph.D. students attend Purple Dining Program


3 of our Ph.D. students attended a Dementia Sensitivity Program yesterday held by the Dementia Care & Cure Initiative with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The training ended with our students receiving their Purple Dining Program Certification (PDP), enabling them to educate and train others to be a dementia friendly restaurant. The training offers a comprehensive experience to educate restaurant establishments on how to effectively engage this growing population of patrons, with the goal to recognize the importance of empathy when interacting with a person who is affected with a form of dementia.

Rolling out as of May 15th, PDQ will be the first restaurant to implement Purple Dining. If you are interested in becoming Purple Dining Certified, go to this link for more info: