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Sleep and Dementia

Event Date: January 8th, 2020

Sleep (or the lack thereof) can complicate caregiving for persons with dementia. During this event, Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson investigated various related topics, including sleep hygiene, how insomnia affects those with and without cognitive impairment, and the effects of medication(s) on sleep.

Dr. Richard Sztramko

Dr. Richard Sztramko

Geriatrician, Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Through his work with patients with dementia and their families, Dr. Sztramko came to understand that there is a desire and need for online education about dementia that has been developed by experts in geriatrics. This inspired him to pursue the creation of iGeriCare.

Dr. Anthony Levinson

Dr. Anthony Levinson

Neuropsychiatrist, Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

At the Division of e-Learning Innovation, Dr. Levinson exercises his passion for researching and developing online solutions to deliver high-quality health educational experiences to both the public and health care professionals. IGeriCare provides a unique opportunity to leverage his expertise in mental health and learning technologies to create a modern and engaging approach to dementia education.

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