Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Treatment with Antipsychotics

In November 1906 the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer delivered a lecture at the 37th Conference of South-West German Psychiatrists in Tubingen reporting the case of Auguste D. (Alzheimer 1906). According to Dr. Alzheimer’ s description, the first noticeable symptom of illness shown by…

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Does Poor Sleep Quality in Late Life Compromise Cognition and Accelerate Progression of the Degenerative Dementias?

Cycles of sleep and wakefulness begin in utero and persist throughout life. As such, sleep is both a personally familiar experience and a biologically essential activity. At the same time, the fundamental links between sleep, health, and disease remain elusive. Several decades of sleep research…