Virtual Professional Training: Can Psychological Trauma Increase the Risk of Dementia?
May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 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.
A complete course description, including objectives, agenda, speaker bio and cancellation policy, is available here.
2 continuing education (CE) hours from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work are available. Click here for a list of states that accept NASW CE hours.
Registration fee: $25
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.