Review of current treatments for sleep disturbance in people with Alzheimer’s disease carried out.
Montag, 01. August 2011
A review of 38 studies was carried out of the “evidence-base behind current treatment options for sleep disturbance in Alzheimer’s dementia” which found most current treatments to be ineffective. Of the non-pharmacological treatments, bright light therapy (BLT) had the best results. The researchers called for further investigation of interventions for treating sleep disturbance in Alzheimer’s dementia.
The study was carried out by Vani Rao, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA and colleagues. It was published in the journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
For further information please see the article entitled “Treatment of sleep disturbance in Alzheimer's dementia” in the journal of Geriatric Psychiatry at: