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Insomnia/ Sleep in the Elderly
Date: 22/10/2014
Dr. Wendy Chiu, MD.CM, FRCPC
Insomnia is common problem – and common challenge – in the care of the elderly patient in all care settings. This presentation, from a geriatrician’s viewpoint, will review: Common primary and secondary causes of insomnia in the elderly; treatment directed at these causes including non-pharmacologic, pharmacologic (old vs. new drugs) and multidisciplinary strategies; and provide practical resources for hypnotic benzodiazepine weaning (and why), “sleep hygiene” and other non-pharmacologic approaches.
Mots-clés Elderly, Older, Aged, Frailty; Insomnia, Sleep, Restless leg syndrome; Hypnotic, Benzodiazepine, Zopiclone, Antihistamine, Quinine; Multidisciplinary, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Sleep hygien

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