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Sleep Disorders Part 3: The Elderly CEU

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD

Topic: Psychosocial Concepts & Support Systems

Duration: 6 hours
4.6 out of 5.0, Based on: 202 reviews

Course Summary

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.

Course Format

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Program Goal:

To educate CCM® board certified case managers about Sleep Disorders Part 3: The Elderly

Learning Objectives

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.

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Normal Sleep Patterns
    1. NREM
    2. REM
  3. Common Sleep Disorders
    1. Breathing Disorders
    2. Insomnia
    3. Circadian Rhythm Disorders
    4. Limb Disorders
    5. Hypersomnias
  4. Nighttime Sleep Behaviors
    1. Sleepwalking
    2. Bruxism
    3. REM Behavior Disorder
  5. Sleep Disorders Secondary To Illness/Injury
    1. Age-specific Contributors
    2. Cognitive Disorders
  6. 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
  7. Treatment Of Sleep Disorders
    1. Behavior Modification
    2. CPAP and BiPAP
    3. Medication
    4. Surgical Treatment
  8. Summary


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