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Trauma-Informed Care in Dementia


Nancy Kusmaul, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor

University of Maryland

Gerontological Society of America

NASW-Maryland Committee on Aging



Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

Evaluate their current dementia care practices through a trauma-informed lens.

Describe two ways they can modify their care to make it more trauma-informed.

Identify two common outcomes that could be improved by adopting trauma-informed practices.

[From the Spring 2024 Dementia Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]