Sleep attributes in caregivers to people with dementia

Takeaway

  • Caregivers to people with dementia get less total sleep and poorer quality sleep, and interventions may improve sleep quality.

Why this matters

  • Caregivers of people with dementia endure financial, mental, and emotional stress, but it is unknown to what extent this impacts quality and quantity of sleep.

  • Treatment and interventions for caregivers may improve quality of life in people with dementia; however, the effect of sleep interventions is unknown.