Characterizing sleep problems in persons with Alzheimer's disease and normal elderly.

@article{Tractenberg2006CharacterizingSP,
  title={Characterizing sleep problems in persons with Alzheimer's disease and normal elderly.},
  author={Rochelle E. Tractenberg and Clifford M. Singer and Jeffrey A. Kaye},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={97-103}
}
We retrospectively analyzed sleep disturbance symptoms and estimated time in bed from the intake interviews of 399 healthy, non-demented elderly (NDE) and 263 persons with a diagnosis of possible (n = 53) or probable (n = 210) Alzheimer's disease (AD). Our primary objective was to identify what symptoms might underlie an individual's perception of 'sleep problems' and to determine if these were consistent within, and across, our two cohorts. We stratified each cohort according to whether or not… CONTINUE READING