Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Program in Gerontology
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
dementia, post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, veterans
This paper explores how aging veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder in later life, especially when they have the potential to experience this in conjunction with a dementia. This project discusses symptoms and changes in neuroanatomy that are similar in both disorders, and a possible causal relationship. The collection of research presented should raise awareness of the disorders and therapy options, and the question of how to best provide care for older veterans with this unique set of memory-centered comorbidities.
Mary, Bethany, "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dementia in Aging Veterans: An Overview for Health Care Professionals" (2018). Culminating Projects in Gerontology. 7.