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This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • different types of dementia
  • pharmacological management
  • non-pharmacological interventions
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • hoarding behaviour in Alzheimer's disease
  • traumatic brain injury
  • agitation
  • suicide
  • sleep disturbance

4 pages. Last reviewed November 2019.

This article describes an examination of age-related differences in self-reported sleep quality and their association with health outcomes across four domains: physical health, cognitive health, mental health and neural health. 13 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The aim of this study was to investigate if changes in insomnia symptoms and global sleep quality are coinciding changes in depressed mood among older adults. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This article describes the findings of an observational cohort sleep study investigating the relationship of periodic limb movement during sleep disorder and incident cardiovascular disease among community-dwelling elderly men. 19 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This Cochrane review sought to assess the effects and common adverse effects of any drug treatment versus placebo for sleep disorders in people with dementia through analyzing relevant randomized controlled trials. 67 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The investigators sought to assess the effects of moderate exercise training on sleep quality and on the metabolic profile of elderly people with a sedentary lifestyle. 6 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This publication outlines an investigation on sleep-disordered breathing as a predictor of atrial fibrillation among a cohort of older men. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This systematic review and meta-analysis provides a quantitative synthesis of population-based studies on the relationship between sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and risk of cognitive impairment. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This article describes a systematic review and meta-analysis which aimed to quantify the effects of sleep disorders and problems on cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. 18 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

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