Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in the general population, affecting physical and mental well-being. Aging is associated with a further increase in the prevalence of specific sleep disorders, due to physiological, social and behavioral changes occurring with age. This lecture will review the clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment recommendations of sleep disorders relevant to the elderly population, such as chronic insomnia, sleep apnea and REM sleep behavior disorder.
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to: