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Sleep Disorders Part III: The Elderly

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

The current research and developments in sleep medicine highlight a need for clinicians to be educated and updated on the importance of screening for elderly sleep disorders – to support early intervention and to avoid poor health outcomes. This course aims to provide clinicians with knowledge about sleep disorders, health outcomes and treatments in the elderly. This is the third in a four-part series on sleep disorders.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Normal Sleep Patterns

1.   NREM

2.   REM

III.         Common Sleep Disorders

1.   Breathing Disorders

2.   Insomnia

3.   Circadian Rhythm Disorders

4.   Limb Disorders

5.   Hypersomnias

IV.          Nighttime Sleep Behaviors

1.   Sleepwalking

2.   Bruxism

3.   REM Behavior Disorder

V.            Sleep Disorders Secondary To Illness/Injury

1.   Age-specific Contributors

2.   Cognitive Disorders

VI.          Chronic Disease And Sleep Disorders

1.   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

2.   Heart Failure

3.   Depression

4.   Neurological Conditions

5.   Inactivity

6.   Pain

7.   Nocturia

8.   Menopause

VII.       Treatment Of Sleep Disorders

1.   Behavior Modification

2.   CPAP and BiPAP

3.   Medication

4.   Surgical Treatment

VIII.     Summary


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