Current management of sleep disturbances in dementia

@article{Boeve2002CurrentMO,
  title={Current management of sleep disturbances in dementia},
  author={Bradley F. Boeve and Michael H. Silber and Tanis J. Ferman},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  year={2002},
  volume={2},
  pages={169-177}
}
The management of sleep disturbances in patients with dementia is a complicated and enormously important clinical and societal problem. In this review, we present one approach to the diagnosis and management of such sleep disturbances. Most disturbances can be categorized into four primary symptoms: insomnia, hypersomnia, excessive nocturnal motor activity, and hallucinations or behavioral problems. We describe how each symptom may relate to the dementing illnesses themselves, which primary… CONTINUE READING

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