"Sleep Disturbances occur frequently in persons with dementia, oftentimes increasing as the progression of severity of dementia increases"
"Consider times of day medications are given...is a diuretic given just before bedtime...? Or are sedating medications given in the morning, causing daytime napping?"
"In hostel participants, falls were associated with poor sleep quality (odds ratio ¼ 4.5, 95% confidence interval, 1.9-12.2; p ¼ .002) and number of nocturnal awakenings (2.5 6 1.5 vs 2.0 6 1.4, p ¼ .04). Other risk factors for falls in these persons included Geriatric Depression Scale score, pain, Timed Get Up and Go Test score, and the use of diuretics.."
"Sleep abnormalities are associated with higher mortality risk and adverse health conditions... and identification and effective management of sleep disorders can improve health outcomes"
"Both subjective and objective sleep disturbances were associated with an increased risk of falls in older men, independent of confounders."
"Data arising from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) cohort of elderly women have confirmed the link between sleep problems (measured subjectively or objectively) and an increased risk of falls after taking into account the use of insomnia medications (benzodiazepines) in a community-dwelling population of older women"