Sleep Quality of the Older Adult

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Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

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Overview

Nearly 40% of older adults report difficulty falling asleep and 30% experience nighttime awakening. Participate in this module to better understand age-related sleep changes and common types of sleep disorders in older adults. Learners will learn to assess sleep problems, utilize diagnostic testing and manage common sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, sleep movement disorders, circadian rhythm sleep disorders and REM sleep behavior disorders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe and differentiate the stages of sleep in older adults
  2. Explain the epidemiology of sleep disorders in older adults
  3. Discuss the age-related changes in sleep
  4. Identify common causes of sleep problems in older adults
  5. Apply diagnostic testing and appropriate treatments in older adults

Author:
Katya Y. Cruz Madrid MD FACP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Geriatrics
Clinical Physician
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Author Bio:
Dr. Cruz Madrid, MD, FACP, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago, and is Medical Director of the Home Based Primary Care program at, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

While she was training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Cruz Madrid became interested in how to prevent complications in older adult patients. She realized older adults were admitted to the hospital due to specific conditions, but developed multiple complications during their hospitalization and most of the time their recovery was slow, or in the worst case scenario, they never recovered to their previous functional status or functional reserve. She decided to pursue a Geriatric Fellowship and obtain more training and expertise in working with this unique population of patients.

One of her goals as a Geriatrician is to promote Quality of Life, and one crucial element is to promote physical activity. It may be difficult to educate and/or motivate patients who are frail and have many comorbidities but she has found that even a little physical activity can help to maintain independence, prevent falls and maintain a better quality of life and enhance personal satisfaction.

She is very pleased to work with different healthcare teams who are so committed and driven to promote physical activity and geriatric education to the very elderly and frail homebound patients, through UIC College of Nursing as well as the College of Public Health.

Dr. Cruz Madrid has worked in the Home Based Primary Care project since the beginning, working to recruit and engage patients to participate and remain with the project. She meets regularly with the team, working on recruitment and providing education of Home Health Aids who deliver the “Healthy Moves” program to their clients. Her project was published in Gerontology (2015) “Co-Learning With Home Care Aides and Their Clients: Collaboratively Increasing Individual and Organizational Capacities” in the Special issue, “The Three-Legged Stool: Linkages among Education, Research, and Practice in Gerontology and Geriatrics,” Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. It  was presented as a poster at AGS, (2015)  “Partnering with Caregivers to Enhance Minority Older Adult Research Participation”, American Geriatrics Society, 2015 Annual Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewees:
Susan Corbridge PhD, ACNP, FAANP

Director of Graduate Clinical Studies
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago
Clinical Associate Professor and Nurse Practitioner
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences System

Expert Bio:
Dr. Susan Corbridge PhD, ACNP, FAANP is the Director of Graduate Clinical Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. She is Clinical Associate Professor and Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Pulmonaary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at the University of Illinois as Chicago Health Science Systems. Dr. Corbridge’s area of interest is pulmonary and critical care and she has published widely and lectured both nationally and internationally in this area. As Director of Graduate Clinical Studies, Dr. Corbridge oversees two masters’ degree programs and twelve Clinical Doctorate Programs located across six campuses through the state of Illinois. Dr. Corbridge is a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and a fellow in the Institute of Medicine in Chicago. She received the 2010 national award for Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator of the year and is a two-time recipient of the Nurse Educator of Illinois award.

Katya Cruz-Madrid MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Geriatrics
Clinical Physician
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

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