All publications of “Marco Polo Dias”

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Outpatient treatment of sleep disorders in Alzheimer patients

Francisca Magalhães Scoralick, Einstein Francisco Camargos, Marco Polo Dias Freitas, Otávio Toledo Nóbrega

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW3021

Sleep disorders are common in patients with Alzheimer dementia and affect the quality of life of patients and of their caregivers. Despite the rising number of studies in the area, almost all of them are about non-pharmacological treatment. Our objective was to review the literature concerning pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treat sleep disorders of elderly patients with Alzheimer dementia in the ambulatory setting. The treatments revised consisted of sleep hygiene and/or use of intense light coupled or not with […]

Incidence of sleep disorders in patients with Alzheimer disease

Einstein Francisco Camargos, Marcela Basso Pandolfi, Marco Polo Dias, Juliana Lima Quintas, Renato Maia Guimarães, Otávio de Toledo Nóbrega

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2145

ABSTRACTObjective:To determine the incidence of sleep disorder at a follow-up examination from 1 to 4 years, in demented patients diagnosed at first visit, besides analyzing associated demographic and comorbidities characteristics.Methods:A total of 122 elderly patients aged 60 years or older and diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer and other) were followed in a reference geriatric center for dementia. The clinical protocols included interviews with patient and caregiver, complete physical examination, laboratory and imaging tests. Criteria for the diagnosis of sleep disorder included […]