Sleep and Dementia

Susan McCurry, PhD

Research Professor
Department of Psychosocial & Community Health
School of Nursing
University of Washington

Learning Objectives


By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the most common kinds of sleep and nocturnal disturbances in dementia.
  • Identify the most common causes of sleep disturbances in persons with dementia.
  • Apply evidence-based treatments for managing sleep disturbances in dementia.

[From the Winter 2015 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the Geriatric Education Centers]