Dementia-Related Sleep Disturbances and Sundowning

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Some people with dementia may experience a disturbed sleep pattern, causing them to sleep during the day and feel awake and restless at night. Up to 25% of people with mild or moderate dementia and 50% of people with severe dementia are affected by sleep disturbances.

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Sleep issues are among the most challenging dementia symptoms to manage. Up to 25% of people with mild or moderate dementia and 50% of people with severe dementia are affected by sleep disturbances, with these issues worsening as the condition progresses. With more than 50% of aged care residents in Australia living with dementia, how can you support those who are having difficulty sleeping?

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