Event Date: Mar 20, 2024

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Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common among people living with dementia (PLWD) and can be challenging for PLWD, their care partners and clinicians to manage. This presentation will provide an overview of the CCSMH clinical practice guidelines on the assessment and management of BPSD. Attendees will become familiar with the guideline development process and understand the guideline topics and key recommendations contained in the BPSD guidelines.

This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Canadian Coalition of Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH).


Dr. Dallas Seitz, MD PhD FRCPC

Dr. Seitz is an Professor of Psychiatry and Community Health Sciences, in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is the Scientific Director of the Provincial Addiction and Mental Health program at Alberta Health Services, Co-Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health and immediate past president of Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry. His research examines health service 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.

Jennifer-Watt.jpgDr. Jennifer Watt, MD PhD
Dr. Jennifer Watt is a scientist in the Knowledge Translation Program; a geriatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto; an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto; and an adjunct scientist at ICES. She completed medical school at the University of Ottawa, internal medicine residency at Western University, and geriatric medicine residency and PhD in clinical epidemiology and health care research at the University of Toronto. She has received a number of awards for her scholarly activity including the 2019 CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Rising Star award, 2021 Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript by the American Geriatrics Society, 2021 University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Rising Star award, and the 2023 “Excellence in Research” award for the Medicine Program at Unity Health Toronto. Dr. Watt’s research focuses on improving the quality of care for older adults. She uses knowledge synthesis and health administrative data to better understand the comparative efficacy and safety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions in older adults, specifically, those with geriatric syndromes such as frailty, falls and cognitive impairment. She also implements research on older adults into clinical practice and supports the development of clinical practice guidelines.