Sleep Disorders Part 3: The Elderly CEU
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Although sleep disorders can affect anyone at any age, older adults and elderly patients suffer from chronic sleep deprivation at higher rates than any other age. There are many factors that can affect an older adult’s quality of sleep, but the primary cause is that it becomes more difficult to maintain sleep as a person ages. Understanding the function of the body’s internal clock is key to recognizing sleep disorders in older patients and offering effective treatment strategies. This is the third in a three-part series on sleep disorders.
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To educate CCM® board certified case managers about
Sleep Disorders Part 3: The Elderly
At the close of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify recommended sleep length for elderly patients.
- Describe the relationship between age and circadian rhythms.
- Explain how cognitive disorders may impact sleep in elderly patients.
- Discuss how medications may impact sleep quality and quantity.
- Normal Sleep Patterns
- Common Sleep Disorders
- Breathing Disorders
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders
- Limb Disorders
- Nighttime Sleep Behaviors
- REM Behavior Disorder
- Sleep Disorders Secondary To Illness/Injury
- Age-specific Contributors
- Cognitive Disorders
- Chronic Disease And Sleep Disorders
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Heart Failure
- Neurological Conditions
- Treatment Of Sleep Disorders
- Behavior Modification
- CPAP and BiPAP
- Surgical Treatment