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.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
“It’s very informative and makes you reflect on how you are doing […] in regards to handling patients with dementia”
“The GPA cirriculm taught me valuable tools in a sensitive and mindful way. It was very informative and practical.”
– Program Attendee
Course Schedule Details
100 Westmount Rd., Guelph, ON
November 29: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Linamar Auditorium, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph
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