About AGE

By 2030, 75.6 million people worldwide will be living with dementia.* Demands on healthcare providers will be staggering.

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AGE is about People

A non-funded not-for-profit social enterprise, we are 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. Our 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 education 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

Spotlight on St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Congratulations to St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury, Ontario, recipient of a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award with distinction. Learn more

 

Congratulations recipients of the ‘GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care’ Awards

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News & Announcements

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

October 6, 2017

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... Learn More »

NEW AGE BLOG! Are we ready? What does the growing prevalence of dementia mean for employers across sectors?

September 29, 2017

The growing prevalence of dementia means employers across sectors must equip their front-line staff with the skills, knowledge and training to interact safely and appropriately. A new blog from our Executive Director. View this blog

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

September 22, 2017

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... 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.