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Late-Life Psychiatric Disorders from Parkinson’s Disease to Frontotemporal Dementia

Late-Life Psychiatric Disorders from Parkinson’s Disease to Frontotemporal Dementia

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Late-Life Psychiatric Disorders from Parkinson’s Disease to Frontotemporal Dementia

Keynote Speaker

Bruce Miller, MD


1:30-4:30 p.m. (Registration starting at 1:00 pm)


Non-Pine Rest Attendees:  $50


Call 616.222.4566 or email


March 23  Seating is limited.

View Dr. Miller Flier 3-28-19

Neurodegenerative disorders often start with a psychiatric syndrome that can be misdiagnosed.  These observed changes in behavior and mood reflect the changing anatomy and biology in the brain and provide insights into understanding mood, emotion, psychosis, compulsions and more.  Late-life psychiatric syndromes also increase the risk for subsequent dementia in a person.


  1. Identity psychiatric prodromes of neurodegenerative disease
  2. Recognize the common features of neurodegenerative pathology
  3. Understand the overlapping neuroanatomy of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders

About the Speaker

Bruce Miller, MD

Bruce Miller, MD holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model care to all of the patients who enter the clinical and research programs at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC).

Dr. Miller is a behavioral neurologist focused on dementia with special interests in brain and behavior relationships as well as the genetic and molecular underpinnings of disease. His work in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) emphasizes both the behavioral and emotional deficits that characterize these patients, while simultaneously noting the visual creativity that can emerge in the setting of FTD. He is the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and program project on FTD called Frontotemporal Dementia: Genes, Imaging and Emotions. He oversees a healthy aging program, which includes an artist-in-residence program. He helps lead two philanthropy-funded research consortia, the Tau Consortium and the Consortium for Frontotemporal Research, focused on developing treatments for tau and progranulin disorders, respectively. Additionally, he is a director for the Global Brain Health Institute, which works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia around the world by training and supporting a new generation of leaders to translate research evidence into effective policy and practice. Dr. Miller teaches extensively, runs the Behavioral Neurology Fellowship at UCSF, and oversees visits of more than 50 foreign scholars every year.

Dr. Miller has received many awards, including the Potamkin Award from the American Academy of Neurology, the Raymond Adams Award from the American Neurological Association, the Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging from the National Center for Creative Aging, the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award and the Wallace Wilson Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Miller is the current President of the International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias (ISFTD), and in 2016, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He has authored The Human Frontal Lobes, The Behavioral Neurology of Neurology, Frontotemporal Dementia and over 700 other publications regarding dementia. He has been featured in multiple publications including Fortune magazine, the New York Times, and other media. For more than three decades, Dr. Miller has been the scientific director for the philanthropic organization The John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that funds basic science research in Alzheimer’s disease.

Continuing Education Credits

Social Workers: 2.5 CE credits

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0047

Medical Professionals: 2.75 CME credits

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services designates this live presentation for a maximum of  2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Psychologists: 2.75 CE credits

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (PRCMHS) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PRCMHS maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

This event is generously underwritten by the Jasperse Family and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.