Monday, October 20, 2014

Insomnia

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Having a chronic illness can cause sleep disturbances due to a variety of factors. For those with Alzheimer's, poor sleep can be due to general sleep problems experienced by elderly people, as well as increased confusion and agitation at night. Though sleeping pills can be used, they should not be overused to treat insomnia in Alzheimer's patients.

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If you give care to someone with Alzheimer's who also has a disruptive sleep pattern, their lack of sleep quickly becomes your lack of sleep! It is exhausting for everyone. Sleep problems are common in people with dementia and can occur at any stage of Alzheimer's disease. Here are a few issues you need…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Changing Sleep Patterns in Dementia I've been reading and hearing a lot lately about light treatment for people with…

06/19/14

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Sleep Helps “Detox” Your Brain This is an interesting post, Dorian. It's amazing that how busy we are is so valued…

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Christine Kennard, Health Pro, answered Concern for treatments of insomnia in… Thank you for making an important point on the potential problems of long…

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Christine Kennard, Health Pro, commented on Mental Health Month: Sleep Disorders… That is very interesting Nina. I am sure that at times paranoid delusions…

04/16/10

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