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About AGE.

In 15 years, 937,000 Canadians will be living with dementia. Will Canada’s care providers have the knowledge, skills and confidence to help them? AGE is working to make sure they do …

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AGE is about People

A not-for-profit social enterprise, AGE is a leader in innovative, evidence-based dementia education and services for healthcare providers across disciplines, sectors and settings.

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AGE is about Personhood

Who am I? Understanding the unique human being behind the disease is the first step in our person-centred approach to care.

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AGE is about Protection & Gentle Redirection

Fear. Anger. Distress. Care providers in the dementia context often feel helpless and at risk. AGE’s programs transfer the knowledge and skills to instill lasting confidence.

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AGE is about Best Practice

Practice and progress go hand in hand. Now in its 3rd edition, our Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA®) in Dementia Care curriculum enhances the culture of care through each person it touches.

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AGE is about Progress

Progress demands that practice and programs be evaluated in context, across settings, over time. AGE Research & Evaluation service is available to all organizations who implement GPA.

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Featured News & Updates

Stories of Hope & Joy

Read the latest AGE Blog — we share stories of hope and joy from GPA at the point of care!

Integrated GPA: eLearning & classroom session. Ideal for large groups!

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News & Announcements

Niagara College adds GPA eLearning to curriculum for RPN program and Mental Health Programs

October 6, 2021

Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) Inc. is extremely pleased to announce that Niagara College Canada has added GPA eLearning to its curriculum for students in the both the Practical Nursing program and its Community Mental Health Programs. GPA Basics was already... Learn More »

Today (October 1st) is International Day of Older Persons.

October 1, 2021

Did you know that 1 in two people are ageist towards older persons? Are you ageist? Take a few moments today to think about that question. What are our words and actions saying to the older persons around us? How... Learn More »

AGE AGM 2021 … Dr. Jennifer Dobbelsteyn presents “Practicing Reconciliation: Conducting Culturally Safe Research and Program Development with Indigenous Peoples.”

September 28, 2021

Sharing a thought-provoking and motivating presentation by Dr. Jennifer Dobblesteyn who spoke at our AGE Inc. AGM on Tuesday evening, September 28th, 2021. Her presentation is titled “Practicing Reconciliation: Conducting Culturally Safe Research and Program Development with Indigenous Peoples.”  ... 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 info@ageinc.ca for information on how to access prior to attending the GPA Coach Training Workshop.

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Enhancing the care of older adults by learning together

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.