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Sleep and Dementia


Susan M. McCurry, PhD

Research Professor
School of Nursing
University of Washington

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]

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