Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2015 | ADRD | Sleep and Dementia

A healthcare professional helps a dementia patient with her sleep issues.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

Please click the continue button to begin coursework for this course. (You must be registered and logged in.)

Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the most common kinds of sleep and nocturnal disturbances in people with dementia.
  2. Identify the most common causes of sleep disturbances in people with dementia.
  3. Apply evidence-based treatments for managing sleep disturbances in dementia.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Susan McCurry, PhD
Research Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing, UW School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle    

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


Please login or create account to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

FlashPlayer and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Flash help for iPhone or iPad users