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Dementia in People with Serious Mental Illness

2021-05-25 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

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.