Prevalence studies suggest that Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) are the most common dementing illnesses in the elderly. The aim of this narrative review was to provide data on sleeprelated behaviors in AD and DLB. This paper contains arguments, with a clinical approach, on both circadian rhythm changes and dissociated states of wakefulness and sleep in these two conditions.
- Alzheimer's disease
- Dementia with Lewy bodies
- Dissociated states of wakefulness and sleep
- Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder
- Sundown syndrome
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