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Program Overview

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA®) in Dementia Care is an innovative dementia care education curriculum based on a person-centred care approach. Designed for people who interact with older adults in the workplace, this workshop is evidence-based, interactive and practical. GPA Certified Coaches will guide participants to fully understand responsive behaviours in order to be able to respond effectively and appropriately in a workplace setting. This program also includes respectful self-protection and gentle redirection techniques for use in situations of risk.

Who is this for?

Anyone who works or volunteers with older adults in clinical and non-clinical settings.

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By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Identify the principles of person-centred care and the importance of Personhood.
Describe the relationship between the brain and behaviour.
Model emotional, environmental and interpersonal communication strategies to respond effectively and safely to responsive behaviours.
Apply respectful self-protection techniques that safeguard both the care provider and the person with dementia.

Course Schedule Details

Start Date
Course Details
November 29, 2023
8:00 am
Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA®) in Dementia Care
100 Westmount Rd., Guelph, ON

November 29: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Linamar Auditorium, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph

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