Older People, Families and Carers
Many older people have experienced trauma at some point, whether recently or in the past. It can be more difficult for them to manage trauma, if they’re also experiencing loss, grief, or dementia.
Trauma, Loss and Grief
Many experiences can cause grief and trauma in later life, and can impact the health and wellbeing of an older person. Find out how to support someone experiencing trauma, grief and loss.
Trauma and Dementia
People living with dementia can have difficulty coping with loss and trauma because it’s harder for them to communicate, make sense of painful memories or feel safe. Find out how you can support people living with both dementia and trauma.
Aged Care Webinar Trauma and Dementia video
Helping Older People with Trauma
Support from family and friends is crucial for recovery from trauma. If you are caring for someone who has been affected by trauma, there are some simple things you can do to help.
Looking after someone who has experienced trauma
Support from family, loved ones and carers plays an important part in improving the quality of life of an older person who has experienced trauma. Learn what you can do to support the person you care for, while also looking after your own wellbeing.