Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems
(HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems are common in people with dementia, but there are things caregivers can do to help their charges get a peaceful night's rest.
The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these tips to help people with dementia sleep better:
Create a consistent bedtime routine and morning wake time.
Create obvious ways to tell the time of day, such as placing clocks in visible areas and opening blinds.
Limit the amount of caffeine, sugar and junk food in the person's diet.
Encourage daily exercise early in the day.
Cut down on napping.
Create a peaceful bedroom environment.
Make sure to control any pain.
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