Event Date: May 25, 2021

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The relationships between mental health disorders and dementia is complex and the presence of mental health disorders can have important implications in the care of people with dementia. Cognitive changes are common among people with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and these conditions can also increase an individual's risk of developing dementia. 

This presentation will provide an overview of the relationships between mental health disorders (focusing on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) and provide suggestions related to optimizing care for this complex population.
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)




Dr. Dallas Seitz MD PhD FRCPC

Dr. Seitz is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Community Health Sciences, in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He was the Provincial Medical Lead for Dementia Capacity Planning in Ontario and immediate past president of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry. His research examines health service utilization of older adults with psychiatric disorders; evaluation of the safety and efficacy of treatments for geriatric mental health conditions; and, knowledge translation in geriatric mental health. Dr. Seitz is actively involved in the development health system strategies, guidelines and policies related to seniors and mental health at both the provincial and national level.