December 1, 2022: Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Diagnosis and treatment of dementia-related apathy: Recent Advances
Apathy is consistently found to be the most common neuropsychiatric symptom in Alzheimer’sdisease. This presentation will highlight evidence supporting the importance of apathy to bothpatients and caregivers. To facilitate diagnosis, recent diagnostic criteria for apathy inneurocognitive disorders will be discussed. In addition, evidence supporting pharmacologicinterventions will be reviewed with an emphasis on the ADMET-2methylphenidate trial.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance and prevalence of apathy in Alzheimer’s disease(AD)
- Identify current diagnostic criteria for apathy in neurocognitive disorders
- Analyze results of recent pharmacologic interventions for apathy in AD
Krista L. Lanctot, Ph.D.
Dr. Krista L. Lanctot
Has a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Toronto. She is currently a Senior Scientist in Geriatric Psychiatry and in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute, Research Co-Director in the Department of Psychiatry at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center and the Head of Neuropsychopharmacology Research. In 2022, she was awarded the Bernick Chair in Geriatric Psychopharmacology. She is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology/Toxicology, and Vice Chair of Basic and Clinical Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario,Canada. Dr. Lanctot is an active researcher with over 350 published papers, and Editor of the2021 book “Apathy: Clinical and Neuroscientific Perspectives from Neurology and Psychiatry.”Her group’s research has focused on optimizing the pharmacotherapy of cognition and neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with dementia and in predementia states. She currently holds grants as a PI from the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association US, Weston Brain Institute and Canadian Institutes ofHealth Research. She is a full member of the School of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, previous winner of the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Education Award and has successfully supervised more than 35 graduate students.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.