Sleep Study

Educating Caregivers to Help Improve Sleep in Persons with Dementia

The purpose of this sleep study manual is to describe the procedures and format for implementing a caregiver-focused intervention aimed at reducing sleep disturbances among persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementing illnesses. The program includes a non-pharmacologic intervention delivered to caregivers in a group format with individual reinforcement, and aims to improve sleep through bright light exposure, exercise, and sleep hygiene practices.