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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 […]