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Sleep Disorders and the Older Adult

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify sleep issues associated with aging.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify two (2) sleep disorders common in older adults.
  2. List three (3) causes of sleep disturbances in the older adult
  3. Select three (3) interventions to promote sleep.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about sleep disorders in the older adult by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.


Lois Platt, MSN, RN

Ms. Platt has had extensive experience in a variety of health care settings, including as Staff Development Coordinator in a Long-Term Care facility.  She also worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching a Certified Nursing Assistant Program.  Prior to entering nursing education, Ms. Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a small Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska.  Her work experience also includes staff and charge positions on Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Units.  Ms. Platt obtained a Diploma in nursing from
Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

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Sleep Disorders and the Older Adult

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