Sleep pattern differences between older adult dementia caregivers and older adult noncaregivers using objective and subjective measures.

@article{Rowe2008SleepPD,
  title={Sleep pattern differences between older adult dementia caregivers and older adult noncaregivers using objective and subjective measures.},
  author={Meredeth Rowe and Christina S McCrae and Judy L M Campbell and Andrea Pe Benito and Jing Cheng},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={362-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Informal caregivers of persons with dementia often complain about poor quality sleep; however, studies on caregivers have mixed results when examining sleep values. The purpose of this study was to describe the sleep patterns in a subset of dementia caregivers who provide care during the night, and compare those patterns to noncaregiving adults. METHODS Data from a study on dementia caregivers and from a study of sleep in older adults were used. Both studies used objective… CONTINUE READING
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