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Ellen M Whyte, M.D., gives a presentation on Reconceptualizing the diagnosis of dementia to meet real world needs.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

•    Review rationale for development of new diagnosis -- major/minor neurocognitive disorder.
•    Review diagnostic criteria for major/minor neurocognitive disorder.
•    Review key changes in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, and FTD.

Reading Resources:

  1. Neurocognitive disorders in DSM-5 : Pervasive changes in the diagnostics of dementia. Nervenarzt. 2014 Apr 19
  2. Skidmore ER, Dawson DR, Whyte EM, Butters MA, Dew MA, Grattan ES, Becker JT, Holm MB. Developing complex interventions: lessons learned from a pilot study examining strategy training in acute stroke rehabilitation. Clin Rehabil. 2014 Apr;28(4):378-87.
  3. Blazer D. Neurocognitive disorders in DSM-5. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Jun 1;170(6):585-7.


Dr. Ellen M Whyte has relationships with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research support: NIMH and NICHD/NCMRR; research supplies provided by Eli Lily Co and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals 

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 10/30/2014 | Last Modified On: 10/30/2014 | Expires: 10/29/2015

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