A recent systematic review and meta-analysis assessed a total of 18 randomized controlled trials that included a little more than 1000 patients with dementia. The analysis revealed that light therapy reduced the incidence of nighttime awakenings about four times as much as it enhanced sleep quality and increased relative amplitude. Sample size was a significant covariate for sleep efficiency and sleep duration, more so in the Western Pacific region.
Learn more about photodynamic therapy.
This Rapid Review Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles: Long Sleep, Turning In Early May Up Risk for Dementia; Alzheimer Disease; Sleep Disorders an Early Dementia 'Warning Sign'?; Sleep Disorders; Parkinson Disease; Dementia Pathology; and Photodynamic Therapy for the Dermatologist.
Lead image: Lopolo | Dreamstime.com
Medscape © 2023 WebMD, LLC
Any views expressed above are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of WebMD or Medscape.
Cite this: Helmi L. Lutsep. Rapid Review Quiz: Sleep and Dementia - Medscape - Jan 17, 2023.