Implementing Strategies To Reduce Sedative And Anticholinergic Load Among Older People With Dementia: The Veterans’ Mates Program

Abstract

Introduction: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a chronic disease with long term complications. OSA is a disease more prevalent in men and seen in higher prevalence amongst Veteran populations. Medical management of OSA includes CPAP to maintain airway patency. An additional program targeting factors contributing to OSA, comorbidities and lifestyle factors, including weight loss as a goal, could reduce excessive daytime sleepiness and improve other health outcomes. The intent of this pilot project was to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of using the Flinders Program to target risk factors, as well as manage chronic disease in patients with OSA

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@inproceedings{Bell2011ImplementingST, title={Implementing Strategies To Reduce Sedative And Anticholinergic Load Among Older People With Dementia: The Veterans’ Mates Program}, author={John Simon Bell and Tammy Leblanc and Natalie Blacker and Christopher Eaton and Elizabeth Roughead}, year={2011} }