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Pilot Project: GPA for Informal Caregivers mentioned in 2020 Annual Report to Parliament …

A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire. The 2020 Annual Report to Canada’s Parliament mentions the latest Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) pilot project on implementing GPA for informal (unpaid/family/friends) caregivers. This project, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick and Horizon Health//Réseau de santé Horizon, will be the first time GPA is implemented outside the realm of formal care providers working at the point of care.

Read the Annual Report to Parliament (GPA is mentioned on pages 26 and 46 & 47) here.


All Behaviour Has Meaning. A qualitative exploration of dementia training published in Journal of Nursing Education …

Published today in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, “All behaviour has meaning”: A qualitative exploration of dementia training of healthcare assistant students.” by Dr. Tracy Christianson from Thompson Rivers University, in collaboration with AGE Inc. 

GPA was shown to effectively equip healthcare assistant students to work with older adults who are living with dementia and responsive behaviours. You can view the abstract/full text here:

AGE Annual Report 2019 | 2020

To our partners & stakeholders we say thank you! It’s been an incredible year. What have we done? Where have we been? What have we published? It’s all here (with photos & stories from the point of care) in our (digital) Annual Report:

AGE congratulates Henrietta Van hulle, AGE Board Chair, on her OOHNA Lifetime Achievement Award

Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) Inc. is very pleased and proud to relay the news that the Board of Directors of the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association (OOHNA) announced that AGE’s Board Chair, Henrietta Van hulle has received OOHNA’s highest honour – The Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes an occupational health nurse’s outstanding contribution locally and provincially to the Occupational Health Nursing specialty and to the professional organization (OOHNA).

Congratulations, Henri. The AGE Team and the AGE Board of Directors are very proud of you. Learn more about Henrietta and the award here.