Access now: The impact of childhood trauma on a person living with dementia and their family, presented by Doctor Monica Cations and Meg Schwarz

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Dementia Australia have welcomed guest speakers to record a specialised education video for you to access.

In this video we are joined by Doctor Monica Cations (psychologist and Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University) and Meg Schwarz (project coordinator for older Forgotten Australians at Helping Hand Aged Care), discussing how the impacts of psychologically traumatic events can continue into late life and affect the experiences of a person with dementia. They also cover strategies for people with dementia and their care partners to manage the ongoing effects of traumatic stress and maintain a sense of safety and autonomy.

You will gain knowledge in:

  • The relationship between psychologically traumatic events and dementia
  • How the symptoms of traumatic stress might appear for people with dementia
  • Strategies to manage the ongoing effects of traumatic stress and maintain a sense of safety and autonomy

To view this video please register your access details below. Upon registering you will receive access on screen and an email to view at a later stage.

Suitable for: People living with dementia and their family carers and family members.

Doctor Monica Cations

Doctor Monica Cations

Monica Cations is a clinical psychology registrar and epidemiologist who conducts translational research and clinical practice with older adults and people living with dementia. Her research focusses on improving the quality and safety of aged care, particularly for those with mental health needs and for young people with dementia. Monica is a Senior Research Fellow in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University.

Meg Schwarz

Meg Schwarz

Meg Schwarz is the Project Coordinator of Helping Hand Aged Care’s Real Care the Second Time Around Project. She also identifies as a Forgotten Australian/Care Leaver and understands the barriers to accessing support for this group. Meg holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and has over 35 years of experience working with diverse needs groups in the community.

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