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Special to The News-Courier
The Alzheimer’s Association is presenting a seminar on “Managing Behaviors & Sleep Disturbances in People with Dementia” on Tuesday, August 31 online.
“Many people with Alzheimer’s experience changes in their sleep patterns,” says Shelly Young, Program Manager with the Alzheimer’s Association. “Scientists do not completely understand why this happens. As with changes in memory and behavior, sleep changes somehow result from the impact of Alzheimer’s on the brain.”
The seminar features Michael Scullin, PhD, Director of Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University and Wendy Parker, LSW, Advance Care Planning Facilitator with Vitas Healthcare.
“Many older adults without dementia also notice changes in their sleep, but these disturbances occur more frequently and tend to be more severe in Alzheimer’s,” says Young. “There is evidence that sleep changes are more common in later stages of the disease, but some studies have also found them in early stages.”
The event is free, but registration is requested at alznct.news/UARTDAUG31
For more information, call 800-272-3900.
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Visit alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.