Produced for Hamilton education organization Advanced Gerontological Education, this series of 8 videos focusses on gentle and persuasive techniques for healthcare providers to employ when working with people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Designed to flow seamlessly into the AGE curriculum.
In 2011, 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias – that’s 14.9 per cent of Canadians 65 and older. Which means that sadly, chances are high that you know someone who has suffered, or is currently suffering from these diseases.
As our population ages, these numbers are only climbing. The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada has estimated that if nothing changes by 2031, this figure will increase to 1.4 million.
In Canada, AGE Inc. has set out to provide humanistic, patient-centred care for people living with dementia. Their curriculum, GPA or Gentle Persuasive Approaches, provides a broad-based educational experience for caregivers treating people afflicted with dementias, allowing these front-line workers to truly connect with the person beneath the disease. It is a novel approach, and one that has had huge success within Canada.
For the launch of the AGE Curriculum in Quebec, the team asked us to create a French-language overview video of the program. We were so pleased to be a part of the launch for such an important organization.
To the staff at AGE Inc. ~ thank you for including us! We were so happy to tell your story.