12th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference


12th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference

featuring experts from the Department of Psychiatry, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and our community partners

Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference, “Improving Quality of Life," which will take place on October 13, 2022. There are options to attend either virtually via Zoom or in-person at the Cumberland Woods Village Conference Center in Allison Park, PA.

This year's conference features presentations by Department of Psychiatry faculty and our community partners focusing on several challenges seen in late life, which if addressed, can improve an older patients’ quality of life. While most dementias are terminal, many patients and families do not have the knowledge to make informed decisions that will improve quality of life throughout the illness course. In addition, many patients with dementia experience significant neuropsychiatric symptoms that cause distress to themselves and others. Our speakers will address these challenges through presentations on palliative care approaches and end of life care in dementia and on the non-pharmacological management of behavioral symptoms in dementia. Anxiety and hoarding are two additional challenges that can greatly impact the quality of life of an older person and their family. We will address these challenges through presentations on the management of late life anxiety disorders and on the assessment and management of hoarding disorders.

Click here to view the program brochure for details regarding the conference.

Target Audience. Providers working with older adults including physicians, nurses, front-line staff, case managers/service coordinators, therapists, and clinicians. Family and caregivers are welcome to attend. Continuing education credits are available. 

Registration. Click here to register and for more information about this event.

For More Information. Please contact Nancy Mundy at mundnl@upmc.edu.