Sleep Disorders in Older Adults (12/11/2019)

1.0- CMD Clinical / 1.0- MOC / 1.0- CME

Difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep, a disorder known as insomnia, is especially prevalent in later life. This program will explore normal and abnormal sleep patterns in older adults and help clinicians more effectively assess and manage insomnia and other common sleep disorders. practical approach to integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for insomnia into your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review normal and abnormal sleep patterns in older adults.
  • Examine common sleep disorders in older adults.
  • Assess non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for insomnia.
  • Develop a practical approach to integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for insomnia into your practice.

 Speaker(s):

Christopher Kitamura, MD, FRCPC, is a staff psychiatrist at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto, Canada. He is a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry training programs. He is a Royal College of Physicians certified geriatric psychiatrist. His clinical and academic interests include sleep disorders, late life addictions, the use of telemedicine for teaching and clinical care, and community based-care. He is involved in research and guideline development regarding the use of sedative hypnotics in older adults.

Speaker Disclosures:

Christopher Kitamura, MD, FRCPC:  No relevant financial relationships to disclose.