Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems11/29/12
(HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems are common in people with
dementia, but there are things caregivers can do to help their
charges get a peaceful night's rest.
The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these tips to
help people with dementia sleep better:
- Create a consistent bedtime routine and morning wake time.
- Create obvious ways to tell the time of day, such as placing
clocks in visible areas and opening blinds.
- Limit the amount of caffeine, sugar and junk food in the
- Encourage daily exercise early in the day.
- Cut down on napping.
- Create a peaceful bedroom environment.
- Make sure to control any pain.
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