Sleep Disorders in the Elderly
Yaremchuk K. Sleep disorders in the elderly Clin Geriatr Med 2018; 34(2):205-216.
Clinics in geriatric medicine
Although some physiologic changes in sleep are a normal part of the aging process, other sleep complaints made by elderly patients can indicate a primary or secondary sleep disorder. It is important to recognize the difference between normal age-related changes and what may require further testing to make an accurate diagnosis. Proper diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders can improve the quality of life and safety for the elderly and their families.
Medical Subject Headings
Aged; Humans; Patient Care Management; Quality of Life; Sleep Hygiene; Sleep Wake Disorders