Dementia’s Effects on the Sleep Cycle

Nearly 46 percent of aging adults report having trouble sleeping at one time or another. Dementia adds another dimension to the growing problem of sleeplessness amongst older adults, as some studies have shown that nearly a quarter of Alzheimer’s patients alone suffer from disrupted sleep. Other forms of dementia create similar sleep problems that can […]

How Seniors Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep

By: Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness ( Most older adults need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep each night, yet a poll of 1,065 seniors between the ages 65 and 80 revealed that one in three individuals had problems getting adequate shuteye. While having to use the bathroom, anxiety, and stress were […]