The Sleep Function Interdisciplinary Group (SAFIG) at the University of Alberta with the help of the CanadianDementia Knowledge Translation Network have created the website Sleep: a critical but overlooked aspect of dementia management. This website reviews the research evidence on the effects that lack of sleep may have on a person with dementia and suggests non-pharmacological ways to get a better sleep.
The group was also involved in a creating a national survey on healthcare providers’ use of non-pharmacological sleep interventions for persons with dementia. The results of the survey are available in their report, Understanding healthcare providers barriers to prescribing and recommending non-pharmacological sleep interventions for persons diagnoses with dementia.
To read the report, please visit: http://www.ab-cca.ca/uploads/files/Website%20Content/Reports/Sleep%20and%20Dementia%20finalreportFeb720133%201.pdfTo visit the website, Sleep: a critical but overlooked aspect of dementia management, please click here.