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LIVE Interactive Webinar Training: Can Psychological Trauma Increase the Risk of Dementia?

October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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 explores 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. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

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

2 continuing education (CE) hours from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work are available. 

Registration fee: $25

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Can Psychological Trauma Increase the Risk of Dementia?, Course #3656, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 6/11/2021 – 6/11/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 2 Clinical Social Work Practice continuing education credits.

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Work (Approval #886446769-3219) for 2 continuing education contact hours.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0222.

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 2 CE contact hours. Activity code: IOOO46301 Approval Number: 210001669. To claim these CEs, log into your CCMC Dashboard at


October 20, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT