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Dementia-Related Sleep Disturbances and Sundowning

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Some people with dementia may experience a disturbed sleep pattern, causing them to sleep during the day and feel awake and restless at night. Up to 25% of people with mild or moderate dementia and 50% of people with severe dementia are affected by sleep disturbances.

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Sleep issues are among the most challenging dementia symptoms to manage. Up to 25% of people with mild or moderate dementia and 50% of people with severe dementia are affected by sleep disturbances, with these issues worsening as the condition progresses. With more than 50% of aged care residents in Australia living with dementia, how can you support those who are having difficulty sleeping?

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Yousef fidah
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useful information
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Lalaine Lalaine
11 Apr 2021
Very useful and helpful to my career as a lifestyle
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Ellen McGann
27 Nov 2020
So factual and to the point.
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Dallas Coutts
02 May 2021
very useful article
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Bianca anning
16 Mar 2021
Good information and relevant
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Ellen ARKENBOUT
06 Sep 2021
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Lakshmi Tamang
31 Mar 2021
excellent
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Anthea Gill
07 May 2021
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Mary thompson
02 May 2021
covered areas I was unsure of, well written and easily understood
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Jacqui Simao
17 Oct 2020
Excellent snapshot of Sundowning and sleep disturbances for those living with dementia
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