Strategies: Caring for Persons with Dementia

This course will explore various aspects of dementia using the principles of Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) as a foundation. Students will explore theoretical  aspects of care for persons living with dementia and the importance of the caregiver’s self-care within the multidisciplinary team.   

The course will examine the different types of dementia, identify the physical changes that occur with dementia, develop a person centered care approach in supporting and caring for those living with dementia and examine the need for self-awareness and self-care for those working with persons with dementia.



Tuesdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm starting on September 5th  through December 12th, 2017


Charlottetown, Prince of Wales Campus, Holland College.


Susan Clory RN, BScN, MPA,GNC(c)


RN, LPN, or RCW or working with persons living with dementia in a health care setting. Minimum two (2) years’ experience and a current GPA Certificate (within the last three years).

Course cost

$450.00 ( Includes textbook)

Textbook: (included in the price of tuition)

Title: Managing and Accommodating Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care

Author: Karen Allcroft and Lisa Loiselle (Editors)

Source Publication : MAREP

Date: 2005

(Note: other resources will be used throughout the course and included in the price of the tuition)


The course is presently being developed on our Holland College Website. Students may register online when it is up and running or they can e-mail Melissa MacDonald  or call her 902-629-4214. Note: if students do not have their funding secured through their union educational funds they may register with Melissa to secure their seat but as soon as they receive their approval they will be moved from a “conditional” registration to “confirmed” student. Therefore, first come first served and then the ones that make their payment will have priority on their seats. There will be 24 seats available for this course on a first come first served basis.