Sleep in Older Adults: A Primer for the Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Older adults commonly complain of poor sleep, which is associated with a range of medical and psychiatric conditions. In the present review, the authors discuss age-related changes in sleep, common sleep disorders affecting older adults, adverse outcomes associated with late-life sleep disturbance, and treatment for disturbed sleep in later life. ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2011
Sleep in Older Adults: A Primer for the Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sarah L. Canham
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Adam P. Spira
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
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Article   |   December 01, 2011
Sleep in Older Adults: A Primer for the Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, December 2011, Vol. 16, 41-48. doi:10.1044/gero16.2.41
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, December 2011, Vol. 16, 41-48. doi:10.1044/gero16.2.41

Older adults commonly complain of poor sleep, which is associated with a range of medical and psychiatric conditions. In the present review, the authors discuss age-related changes in sleep, common sleep disorders affecting older adults, adverse outcomes associated with late-life sleep disturbance, and treatment for disturbed sleep in later life.

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