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Introducing Gentle Persuasiveness Approaches (GPA) in Dementia Care to Informal and Formal Caregivers in the Community Setting

Lead organization: Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick

Principle investigator(s): Chandra MacBean

Co-investigator: Daniel Jardine

About the project:

The issue

Family caregivers of people living with dementia said they lack education on how to respond to behaviours associated with dementia in a way that is respectful to these people.

The importance

Dementia is often associated with challenging behaviours that can be stressful for family and friend caregivers.

What makes this project different

We will offer a dementia care training called Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Community to family caregivers of people living with dementia. Their feedback will help us improve this training for future learners.

Anticipated impacts

By offering GPA Community, we anticipate seeing increase confidence in caregivers' response to behaviours associated with dementia. We anticipate that people living with dementia can remain safely in their homes longer with fewer unplanned emergency department visits.

We anticipate that this training will be able to spread province-wide for better care for the person living with dementia.

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