Sleep-related behaviors in Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies

Alberto Raggi, Walter Neri, Raffaele Ferri

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalReviews in the Neurosciences
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Dissociated states of wakefulness and sleep
  • Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder
  • Sundown syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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