Sleep disruption and quality of life in persons with dementia: A state-of-the-art review

Darina V. Petrovsky, Miranda Varrasse McPhillips, Junxin Li, Ariana Brody, Laurel Caffeé, Nancy A Hodgson

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Abstract

Sleep disruption in persons with dementia is pervasive and contributes to negative health outcomes and decreased quality of life. Using Lawton's framework for quality of life in persons with dementia, the aim of this state-of-the-art review was to synthesize current knowledge on the association between sleep disruption and quality of life in persons with dementia in four domains: physical, social/behavioral, emotional well-being, and cognitive. Based on the final sample of six studies, sleep disruption was negatively associated with all four quality of life domains in persons with dementia. Given the variations in research design, measurement and sample size, conclusions could not be generated on the magnitude of the effects by domain. We do, however, provide recommendations for future research and clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-645
Number of pages6
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Quality of life
  • Sleep disruption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology

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