Presenter(s): Jennifer Nanez, MSW, LMSW and Caroline Bonham, MD
In this webinar they will review presentations of PTSD among elders. They will discuss the impact of personal traumatic life events as well as community traumas such as concerns about loss of language and cultural knowledge. They will also share therapeutic strategies when providing care to elders who are experiencing distress associated with PTSD, grief and loss. They will also discuss modifications to PTSD treatment among elders who may have co-occurring cognitive impairment.
1. Assess impact of PTSD, grief and loss among elders with experiences of trauma.
2. Distinguish between personal and community traumatic events that may be experienced by elders who have witnessed changes in their communities.
3. Recommend culturally informed approaches to treatment of PTSD among elders.
4. Employ modifications to PTSD treatment among elders with co-occurring cognitive impairment.