Sleep and Dementia
Susan McCurry, PhD
Department of Psychosocial & Community Health
School of Nursing
University of Washington
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]