Circadian rhythm disorders in sleep-waking and body temperature in elderly patients with dementia and their treatment.

@article{Okawa1991CircadianRD,
  title={Circadian rhythm disorders in sleep-waking and body temperature in elderly patients with dementia and their treatment.},
  author={Masako Okawa and Kazuo Mishima and Yasuo Hishikawa and Satoshi Hozumi and Hiroaki Hori and Kiyohisa Takahashi},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1991},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={
          478-85
        }
}
Circadian rhythms in elderly patients with severe dementia and behavioral disorders such as wandering, agitation and/or delirium were examined. The subjects consisted of 24 patients with dementia (5 with senile dementia of Alzheimer's type and 19 with multi-infarct dementia), aged 56-89 (means = 75.5 +/- 8.7) and 8 control patients without dementia or with dementia of slight degree, aged 65-81 (means = 75 +/- 5.4). The sleep-wake state of the patients was judged every hour by nurses over… CONTINUE READING

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