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Dementia Patients

Outrage of the Month: Misprescribing of Antipsychotic Drugs to Elderly Dementia Patients

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Carome, M.D.

Until this failure is addressed, family members of elderly patients with dementia must take proactive steps to protect their loved ones from being exposed to antipsychotic drugs.

Many With Dementia Face Sleeplessness: How to Handle This Behavioral Change

Eric J. Hall | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

A great deal of emphasis has been placed on helping those with dementia overcome their sleeplessness. While a full night of rest is important for any person in order to stay healthy, focused and energized, it is even more crucial that those with dementia are getting a full night of sleep.

The Curious Tale of Narcolepsy and Dementia: An Ethical Conundrum

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

This story illustrates the extraordinary potential that biological research has today to help individual patients. In 100 years, people will look at our time as the golden age of biology.

The Curious Tale of Narcolepsy and Dementia: Discovering the Cause

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

The occurrence of such a "sporadic case" with the same syndrome can mean two possible things. First, it is possible that the same disorder has several causes, some related to genetics and others not, explaining the two possible variants.