Working with behaviors in nursing home residents can be challenging. Research has shown antipsychotic medications do very little to help residents with behaviors other than sedating them.
Long-term use of drugs commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia increased the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 51%.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease flare-ups do better with a shorter round of prednisone, researchers have found.
Seniors who have insomnia are more likely to be admitted to a nursing home than those who experience quality sleep, according to a recently published study.
We insomniacs know sleep is important. We've read all the studies, usually late at night when we can't sleep. We're very aware that insomnia is shortening our lives, and that our knowledge of that fact is worsening our insomnia.