Can Psychological Trauma Increase the Risk of Dementia?-A LIVE, INTERACTIVE Webinar Training
December 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Clinical Course (2 CEs available)
Research and social awareness has made great strides in identifying how psychological trauma and chronic stress can cause mental illness and impact brain health, which in turn can increase the risk of dementia. There has also found to be a bidirectional relationship between PTSD and dementia; those who have dementia can experience a re-emergence of traumatic memories as the brain deteriorates along with the deterioration of coping skills and the ability to suppress traumatic memories. This clinical course will first explore the impact of chronic stress and trauma on brain health which can result in greater vulnerability to dementia. Participants will then learn about the power of positive emotional memories that can be utilized to help maintain connection with someone who has dementia, yet also the distress for those experiencing traumatic memories. To conclude, this course will provide an overview of trauma-informed care which can be utilized as a universal approach to help promote supportive environments of healing, trust, and safety for those living with dementia.
From this course, you will learn to:
1. Develop a foundational understanding of emotional memories for those living with dementia.
2. Explore the bidirectional relationship between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and dementia.
3. Recognize the importance of utilizing trauma-informed care as a universal approach.
4. Identify effective ways to support someone with dementia who may be experiencing traumatic memories.