Best Practices in Dementia Care and Caregiver Support
Mood and Sleep Disturbances in People Living with Dementia
Last Reviewed: March 4, 2019
What You’ll Learn
- Understand the prevalence of and management strategies for common mood and sleep disorders seen in people living with dementia.
- Understand how to assess for depression and apathy syndrome in people with dementia and describe non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies for treating these mood disorders.
- Identify factors that contribute to sleep disturbances for people living with dementia and describe non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment strategies.
This course was created with generous support from the nonprofit Gary and Mary West Health Institute.
What You’ll Earn
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:
- Case Management: 1.00 CE
- Licensed Professional Counselors: 1.00 CE
- Medicine: 1.00 CME, 1.00 ABIM MOC (Medical Knowledge Only)
- Nursing: 1.00 CNE
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
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Tools & Resources
Common Pharmacologic Therapies Used to Treat Depression in People Living with Dementia
Dosing, pricing, and notes on common pharmacologic therapies for depression in individuals living with dementia. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2019.members login
Common Pharmacologic Therapies Used to Treat Sleep Disturbances in People Living with Dementia
Dosing, pricing, and cautions for using pharmacologic therapies to treat sleep disturbances in individuals living with dementia. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2019.members login
Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Sleep Disturbances in People Living with Dementia
Tips for nonpharmacologic management of sleep disturbances in people living with dementia. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2019.members login
Assessing Needs of People Living with Dementia
Recommended validated assessment tools for common comorbid conditions.download
Course References: Mood and Sleep Disturbances in People Living with Dementia
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2019.members login
Cindy Barton, MSN, GNP, BC. Nurse Practitioner, UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA. Consultant Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Stefanie Bonigut, LCSW. Family Services Manager. Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada.
Jim Palmer, MSW, LCSW. Palliative Care Social Worker. Mount Sinai Hospital.
Marta Kazandijan, MA, CCC-SLP, BSC-S. Director, Division Speech Pathology and Swallowing. New York Presbyterian Queens and Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Gina Decker. Caregiver.
Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Komal D’Souza, MD. Palliative Medicine, Northwestern Medicine.*
Karl Bezak, MD. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburg (UPMC).*
Melissa Bakar, MD. Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Nora Brennan, RN. Cardiology. University of Pennsylvania Hospital System.
Gail Gongaware, RN, BSN, CCM, MS. Education manager, Education and Training, VNSNY.
Kristin Chouinard, RN, CHPN. Gerontology. North Shore Elder Services, Partners Healthcare.
Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President, Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer
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