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Sleep Difficulties in the Elderly is Subject of Free Talk

Monday, November 03, 2008

Carla Jungquist, M.S.N., F.N.P.-C., of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Sleep and Neurophysiology Lab will give a free talk on “Sleep and Sleep Disorders in the Elderly” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at the Hahnemann Club, 301 Stoutenburgh Lane, located on the campus of The Highlands at Pittsford, off of Rt. 31, just east of the village of Pittsford.

According to health care providers, older adults report difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep as their number one complaint. Jungquist will increase understanding of what normal sleep is, as well as address disorders of sleep. She will describe healthy sleep habits and how to correct sleep problems with behavioral interventions. Jungquist said, “Sleep problems impact health in a multitude of ways. Lack of sleep can affect every part of your health, the ability to think clearly, your mood, personal relationships, and even problems like obesity. Getting enough sleep is essential to good health and is vitally important for older adults.”

“Sleep and Sleep Disorders in the Elderly” is the last talk in the successful nine-part health and wellness series, To Your Health!, presented by The Highlands at Pittsford and the University of Rochester Medical Center to inspire and educate older adults about health issues specific to their needs. The programs are taught by URMC’s faculty of distinguished physicans and other providers affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, the Eastman Dental Center, Visiting Nurse Service and other affiliates of the Medical Center.

To register, or for more information, call (585) 275-2838.

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