Gentle Persuasive Approaches

Enhance your patients' dementia care
A nurse sitting with an elderly patient


Delivered in partnership with Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE Inc.) - opens new window this innovative, 4-module dementia-care curriculum based on a person-centred approach to care.  While it is required for students in Practical Nursing, PSW and PSW to PN, students enrolled in Recreation Therapy, Palliative Care and Gerontology programs will also benefit from the skills taught in this course. The curriculum is evidence-based, interactive, and practical. Understand responsive behaviours so you can effectively and appropriately respond in a workplace setting. GPA includes respectful, self-protective, and gentle redirection techniques for use when catastrophic behaviours do occur.


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You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.


Course Number Course Name Description
HSCI10232 Gentle Persuasive Approaches

One Day Workshop:

Understand responsible behaviours so you can effectively and appropriately respond in a workplace setting.


Dates for Spring 2019 Term
Course Date Course Time Course Location
Saturday, April 27th 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS
Saturday, May 18th 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS
Saturday, June 15th 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS
  • Introduction to dementia and person-centred care
  • Overview of the relationship between the disease process and a person’s behavioural response
  • Application of emotional, environmental, and interpersonal communication strategies to prevent and diffuse responsive behaviours
  • Suitable and respectful protective techniques to use in situations of risk