Dementia Care Strategies & Techniques during COVID-19
Successful Verbal Redirection. Persons living with dementia may become distressed during COVID-19. ‘Successful Verbal Redirection’ can help validate their concerns, provide a sense of comfort and an opportunity for distraction & redirection. Learn more about this GPA technique.
50% OFF GPA eLearning in dementia care
Who should take GPA eLearning? If you interact with older adults in any care setting, GPA eLearning can help you respond effectively and safely to those living with dementia and expressing responsive behaviours. Until May 18th $45 / person (Reg. $90) Learn more here.
News & Announcements
December 31, 2020Latest AGE Blog, by April Morganti, AGE Executive Director. There are no books we can reach for as leaders to help guide teams in this pandemic. As a Licensed Crucial Conversations® practitioner and cognitive coach, it has helped to use... Learn More »
Making care homes more dementia-friendly. GPA’s person-centred approach cited in article by BC Care Providers Association
December 7, 2020GPA Mentioned in Article by British Columbia (BC) Care Providers Association: Best Practices in Dementia Care: Guidelines for Staffing and Physical Environment in Long-Term Care. An excerpt from the article … “Along with changes to the physical environment, another fundamental element... Learn More »
November 9, 2020“A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Achieve,” 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... Learn More »
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 email@example.com 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.