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Dementia and PTSD

 

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Dementia and PTSD

  • Date Created: 03/ 1/2017
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, ACPE
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Dementia and PTSD Author(s):

Jennifer J. Vasterling, Ph.D.

Steven R. Thorp, PhD, ABPP

Description

The association between PTSD, cognitive impairment, and behavioral problems among older adults is complex. This course reviews the epidemiology and significance of PTSD in regard to aging, highlighting factors that suggest a bidirectional relationship between PTSD and dementia.

The course includes recommended PTSD assessment practices for individuals with dementia and outlines treatment recommendations for those with co-occurring PTSD and dementia.

Goals and Objectives

  • Review epidemiological considerations and significance of PTSD and aging
  • Explore factors suggesting a bidirectional relationship between PTSD and dementia
  • Outline PTSD assessment practices for those with dementia
  • Review treatment recommendations for those with co-occurring PTSD and dementia
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