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Sleep Problems in Our Patients with Dementia

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Podcasts 2 Comments

Why is sleep so difficult for our patients that have dementia? What are some ways OT practitioners can assess and develop a treatment plan by asking ourselves "WHY" and looking at the patient holistically.

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Resources from the show:

 List of Questions to Complete a Sleep Assessment and Behavior Log

Research: Evidence-Based Recommendations for the Assessment and Management of Sleep Disorders in Older Persons.

Research: Age-Related Changes in Slow Wave Sleep and REM Sleep and Relationship With Growth Hormone and Cortisol Levels in Healthy Men

Research: Increasing Walking and Bright Light Exposure to Improve Sleep in Community-Dwelling Persons with Alzheimer's Disease: Results of a Randomized, Controlled Trial

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      that is a great question! I would think it may be included as part of PDU, but probably depends on state requirements. Some state consider OT content that is able to be quantified as education, even without a certificate of attendance. I would contact your State association to see 🙂

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