Principles and Practice of Geriatric Sleep Medicine

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-12-21
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Sleep disorders cause considerable morbidity and distress in the aging population. By highlighting the clinical diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, this volume provides a valuable resource for all those involved in health care of older individuals. The changes in sleep patterns that occur during normal aging are described, followed by authoritative chapters on the presentation of various age-related sleep disorders. The book deals with the range of therapeutic measures available for managing these disorders and gives insight to potential areas of research that have emerged in the last few years, such as the study of circadian rhythms in later life, sleep patterns associated with co-morbidities and the use of quality-of-life measurement tools to determine sleep quality as we age. This volume is relevant to sleep disorders specialists, psychiatrists, geriatricians and gerontologists, and any professionals and researchers working in the interdisciplinary areas of sleep and aging.

Author Biography

S.R. Pandi-Perumal is President and Chief Executive Officer, Somnogen Inc, NeW York, USA. Jaime M Monti is professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, Clinics Hospital, University of the Republic, Uruguay. Andrew A. Monjan was formerly Chief, Neurobiology of Aging Branch, National Institute on Aging, NIH/DHHS, Bethesda, USA.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Credits and acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Organization of the first editionp. xix
About the editorsp. xxi
Sleep and normal aging
Aging and circadian rhythms: general trendsp. 3
Possible mechanisms and consequences of age-related changes in the middle years of lifep. 22
Sleep throughout the menopausal transition and post-menopausep. 33
Neuropsychology and neuroimaging of sleep-dependent memory processing: implications for agingp. 45
Sleep and memory in the elderlyp. 57
Sleep and autonomic dysregulation in the elderlyp. 65
Age-related changes in the pharyngeal structure and function in sleep apnea and normal subjectsp. 75
Neuroendocrine and homeostatic changes in the elderly
Neuroendocrine correlates of sleep in the elderlyp. 87
Melatonin, aging, and Alzheimer's diseasep. 97
Sleep and diabesity in older adultsp. 107
Sleep disorders in the elderly
Assessment and differential diagnosis of sleep disorders in the elderlyp. 123
Circadian rhythm dysregulation in the elderly: advanced sleep phase syndromep. 131
Circadian rhythm dysregulation in the elderly: shift workp. 143
Nocturia in the aging populationp. 150
Sleep and fibromyalgia in the elderlyp. 160
Sleep and pain management in the elderlyp. 167
Effect of depression and anxiety on sleep in the elderlyp. 183
Sleep in Parkinson's diseasep. 195
Sleep and circadian rhythm disturbances in Alzheimer's disease
Narcolepsy in the elderlyp. 227
Movement disorders in the elderlyp. 233
REM sleep behavior disorder in the elderlyp. 241
Sleep apnea in the elderlyp. 248
Sleep and cardiovascular diseases in the elderlyp. 260
Insomnia in the elderlyp. 271
Sleep in nursing home residentsp. 280
Fatigue and sleepiness in the elderly: risk factors and management strategiesp. 289
Sleep and falls in the elderlyp. 299
Dreaming and dreaming disorders in the elderlyp. 307
Sleep medication and traffic safety in the elderlyp. 319
Treatment of sleep disorders in the elderly
Geriatric psychopharmacology: an overviewp. 327
Epidemiology of sleep medication use in the elderlyp. 332
Management of insomnia in the elderly: the efficacy and safety of non-benzodiazepine hypnoticsp. 344
Use of benzodiazepines in the aging population: do the benefits outweigh the risks?p. 362
Use of psychotropic drugs in the elderly: effects on sleep architecturep. 371
Non-pharmacological treatment of insomnia in the elderly: cognitive behavioral therapiesp. 384
Self-help treatments for older adults with primary and co-morbid insomniap. 394
Complementary and alternative medicine for steep disturbances in the elderlyp. 403
Therapeutic benefits of napping in the elderlyp. 413
Effects of light on the elderlyp. 423
Neuroimaging of sleep in the elderlyp. 431
Indexp. 441
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