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Can Psychological Trauma Increase the Risk of Dementia?

December 21 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm UTC+0

LIVE Interactive Webinar

Studies not only focus on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but also the risk factors as a proactive approach. If we can better understand these factors, then there may be approaches to develop that can reduce dementia cases. This LIVE Interactive Webinar workshop takes a clinical approach in exploring recent studies that have discovered the impact of trauma on the brain, especially those who show signs of PTSD, and how this increases the likelihood of dementia. These studies also indicate how the development of dementia can cause the emergence of PTSD from traumatic events early in life. We then explore how healthcare providers can screen for trauma in older adults, when it may be recommended to treat PTSD, and how to support those who experience symptoms of PTSD yet are unable to engage in trauma-focused therapy. This LIVE Webinar workshop is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

From this workshop you will learn to:

1. Develop a foundational understanding of dementia-related illnesses.

2. Explore the effects of untreated psychological trauma among older adults with dementia.

3. Recognize the importance of screening for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among older adults.

4. Identify effective interventions to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and when it is appropriate for older adults with dementia.

A complete course description, including objectives, agenda, speaker bio and cancellation policy, is available here.