Caring for Veterans with PTSD & Dementia
This course explores post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dementia and the increased likelihood of an older veteran developing dementia. The triggers and behaviours associated with a person who has PTSD are explored as well as the appropriate management of these behaviours as an expression of their unmet needs.
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
Explain what PTSD and dementia are
Describe the symptoms someone might experience if they have PTSD
Demonstrate how to identify and support a person’s behaviour effectively if they have PTSD and dementia.
Who is this course appropriate for:
This course is appropriate for RNs, ENs, Cert IV staff and care staff who support veteran who are living in aged care facilities and have a diagnosis of dementia.
Continuing Professional Development Hours:
Up to 8 hours can be earned completing this course.
You can earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour by completing the video and assessment questions. If you wish to extend your learning and earn up to an additional 7 CPD hours, you may download the extension exercise which is attached to this course.
View the trailer below to preview the course: