Sleep-wake disturbance

This study aims to evaluate whether changes in sleep-wake functions are associated with mood and cognitive decline in older people with depression and/or cognitive impairment.

The study includes a neuropsychological and medical assessment as well as overnight assessments in the state-of-the art chronobiology and sleep laboratories.

It is anticipated that findings of this study will inform our understanding of the potentially critical role of sleep in neurodegenerative diseases and will hopefully lead to targeted interventions for sleep-disturbance.

Supported by a grant from the NHMRC, this study is looking for people who are having problems with their memory or maybe affected by dementia. The study involves spending 3 evenings over the space of a couple of weeks in the BMRI sleep laboratory.

Clinical Study Status