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AGE presents at Graduate Student Symposium, Ryerson University. ‘Informing the GPA Bathing Program: Integration of Evidence and Stakeholder Feedback’

Our GPA Therapeutic Bathing Curriculum is currently in development.

Graduate student Ravinder (Raavi) Palial, RN, BScN, MN presents at Ryerson University, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Graduate Student Symposium for Professional Nursing Advancement. Raavi worked with co-preceptors Dr. Lori Schindel Martin and Jennifer Briand of Advanced Gerontological Education.

Bathing represents one of the most challenging activities of daily living (ADLs) in persons living with dementia (PLwD), requiring assistance from caregivers. A person-centred approach, embedded in the principles of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA), conceptualizes bathing as a pleasant experience and results in decreased responsive behaviours. Learn more about our purpose, process, results and conclusions from the integration of evidence and stakeholder feedback informing our latest program due out in 2018 Learn more

AGE Presents at CAG 2017: Responsive Behaviours in Dementia: Perceptions Across Care Sectors

Dr. Lori Schindel Martin presents AGE team findings at the 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, ‘Evidence for Action in an Aging World,’ October 19th – 21st, 2017

Pre-GPA Meta-Analysis of Perceptions of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Across Care Sectors

Regardless, of their healthcare sector, both staff and students require formal education to provide specific knowledge about Responsive Behaviours associated with dementia.  Learn more

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Spotlight on St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury … GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care

AGE congratulates St. Joseph’s Health Centre on receiving a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award with distinction. The award recognizes the Centre’s extraordinary commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) into its organizational policy and processes, as reflected in their award submission.

Find out how St. Joseph’s is documenting GPA practice and principles across their organization. What are staff members saying about their experience with GPA? How is GPA affecting patient outcomes? Learn more

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About Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®)

GPA is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips health care providers, students and volunteers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have delivered the program to more than 288,000 healthcare providers and students in 1,700+ organizations across Canada. Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. We thank St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury, Ontario for their heartfelt commitment to GPA.

Spotlight on Guelph General Hospital … GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care

AGE congratulates the Guelph General Hospital (GGH) on receiving a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award with distinction. The award recognizes the hospital’s extraordinary commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) into its organizational policy and processes, as reflected in their award submission.

Find out how GGH is documenting GPA practice and principles across the organization. What are staff members saying about their experience with GPA? How is GPA affecting patient outcomes and staff morale? Learn more

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Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®) is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips health care providers, students and volunteers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have delivered the program to more than 288,000 healthcare providers and students in 1,700+ organizations across Canada. Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. We thank The Guelph General Hospital in Ontario for their heartfelt commitment to GPA.

Spotlight on The Ottawa Hospital … GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care

AGE congratulates The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) on receiving a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award with distinction. The award recognizes the hospital’s extraordinary commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) into its organizational policy and processes, as reflected in their award submission.

Find out how TOH is documenting GPA practice and principles across the organization. What are TOH staff members saying about their experience with GPA? How is GPA affecting patient outcomes and staff morale? Learn more

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Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®) is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips health care providers, students and volunteers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have delivered the program to more than 288,000 healthcare providers and students in 1,700+ organizations across Canada. Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. We thank The Ottawa Hospital for their heartfelt commitment to GPA.

Age Partners with New Brunswick Continuing Care Safety Association (NBCCSA) to bring GPA to Point-of-Care Staff across New Brunswick

AGE will deliver its Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) / Approches Douces et Persuasives (ADP) in Dementia Care to the NBCCSA’s point-of-care staff in health and community organizations throughout New Brunswick, in both official languages. GPA roll-out to the NBCCSA’s membership begins in June with a bilingual GPA/ADP Coach Workshop in Fredericton. The roll-out ties in with the official launch of Approches Douces et Persuasives (ADP) to the Francophone market across Canada at the beginning of June. Learn more

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