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Can Psychological Trauma Increase the Risk of Dementia?

December 21, 2022 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm UTC+0

LIVE Interactive Webinar

This live, interactive workshop explores what recent studies deem as a bidirectional relationship between PTSD and dementia. Attendees will first learn about how chronic stress and trauma can impact brain health, making brain more vulnerable to developing dementia. We then explore the experience of those with dementia who may have a re-emergence of memories from traumatic experiences which can be especially frightening for those whose capacity for reactional reflection and self-awareness has been affected by dementia. Trauma-informed approaches are then discussed, with the goal to help individuals feel safe and secure, while avoiding re-traumatization.

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.