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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Sleep in Older Adults

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Sleep in Older Adults

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Joan Shaver, PhD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
20966
Date Posted: 
03/28/2017
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/28/2017
Abstract: 

Sleep in Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

Objectives:

  1. Describe changes observed in the sleep cycle that occur with aging
  2. List and describe four important sleep-related disorders
  3. Describe common cognitive and behavioral approaches to the treatment of insomnia
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
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  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Joan Shaver. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Sleep in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20966

Comments

Submitted by jocharles on

Excellent review and presentation of important information.