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Congratulations Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County
February 13, 2020We pay tribute to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County (ASWE) recipient of a 2018 | 2019 AGE Recognition Award for GPA Leadership Excellence with distinction. This is the third year in a row that ASWE has been a recipient... Learn More »
January 20, 2020We celebrate and pay tribute to Aberdeen Gardens Retirement Residence, recipient of a 2018 | 2019 AGE Recognition Award for GPA Leadership Excellence with distinction. These awards recognize the commitment of organizations that have implemented Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) dementia... Learn More »
Gentle Persuasive Approaches used to better understand patients with dementia at Juravinksi Hospital, Hamilton
January 13, 2020#alzheimersawarenessmonth. Heather Pepper, Clinical Manager, Orthopedic Surgery Inpatient Ward at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton amazed at difference on her ward after staff members took GPA. Read the article in Hospital News here.
NOTE: Please refer to GPA Coach information page for certification prerequisites. Supporting documents must be uploaded at registration. Participation at a GPA Education Session is now a prerequisite for GPA Certified Coach Training. If you have not participated in a GPA Education Session within the last 24 months, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to access prior to attending the GPA Coach Training Workshop.
The first step in our patient-centred approach to care is understanding the whole person.
Dr. Samir Sinha. Expert lead of the Ontario Seniors Strategy and founding Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for Canada's National Institute on Aging speaks about GPA
Nouveau! GPA est maintenant disponible en français : Approches Douces et Persuasives (ADP) dans les soins aux personnes atteintes de démence. Regardez la vidéo pour en apprendre plus.
In collaboration with AGE and multiple educational partners, including the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University, a new geriatric curriculum has been launched – the Geriatric Certificate Program (GCP). Click here for more information.
A Tribute to our Past: The GPA Legacy Rose
The cradled rose is an element from our original Gentle Persuasive Approaches logo. It represents our belief in a gentle, nurturing and respectful response to caring for older persons. Although our logo has evolved over time, our approach remains firmly rooted in person-centred care.
“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
– Victor Hugo
Photo credit: Gardener Hands. Photographer: Lesleigh Bahnmaier, Lenexa, Kansas.
Photo used with permission from the Landon Center on Aging “Images of Aging” photo contest © University of Kansas Medical Centre.