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AFA’s Special Edition Care Connection Webinar: Special Considerations for Individuals Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dementia
November 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Individuals living with dementia can become immersed in their past lives as part of this illness. When those individuals are veterans affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), special consideration must be given as to how symptoms can present themselves. Within this presentation, we will explore how to work with individuals living with dementia who have PTSD and learn to better identify and assist with the behaviors that can manifest as a result.
Kathy Johanns is the program administrator at the Texas State Veterans Homes Division of the Veterans Land Board. She oversees the daily operations of the homes via the two management companies and the eight on-site representatives. She also provides training programs for the homes including the post traumatic stress and behavior training.
Sara Rodriguez, RN, is the quality nurse manager at the Texas State Veterans Home Division of the Veterans Land Board where she oversees the quality nursing staff and provides clinical oversight of the two management companies of the eight veteran nursing homes. She also provides training programs for the homes, including post traumatic stress and behavior training.