SLEEP IN OLDER ADULTS: PRACTICAL APPROACHES FOR COMMON PROBLEMS

Symposia

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Cathy A. Alessi, MD
Sleep problems are common in older adults, significantly impact health and quality of life, and often present unique challenges for diagnosis and management across care settings.  Using evidence from recent and ongoing clinical and translational research, this symposium provides an overview of practical approaches to address common sleep problems in older adults.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe practical approaches to address insomnia, sleep apnea and other common sleep problems among older adults in the outpatient setting; (2) identify factors that contribute to sleep loss and related complications in hospitalized older adults, and evidence-based interventions to address these problems; and (3) Understand the multifactorial nature of sleep disturbance among older adults in long-term care, and recent evidence to guide clinical practice in this setting.

Common Sleep Problems Among Older Outpatients
Constance H. Fung, MD, MSHS
Sleep in Hospitalized Older Adults
Nancy H. Stewart, DO, MS
Sleep in Long-Term Care
Jennifer L. Martin, PhD