Online module

Understanding sleep and dementia

1 hr

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Explore sleep from the perspective of the person with dementia, and the experience of living in residential aged care at night.

Suitable for people working in:

Primary Care , Community Care , Mixed , Acute Care , Residential Care

This module is part of the course:

Bedtime to breakfast

Understanding sleep and dementia

Understanding sleep and dementia

This module looks at sleep from the perspective of the person with dementia and the experience of living in residential aged care at night. Throughout this module, you are encouraged to reflect on the sort of sleep experiences which contribute to your own 'normal for me'.

Learning Outcomes

In this module you will:

  • learn some interesting facts about sleep
  • consider some common ways that people describe their sleep preferences and 'body clocks'
  • look at sleep from the perspective of the person with dementia, and the experience of living in residential aged care at night

Continuing Professional Education

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon completion of this module.


Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund, funded by the Australian Government.

This eLearning program was developed for DTA by the team led by the University of Wollongong, specific credits:

  • Belinda Goodenough
  • Michael Moriarty
  • Liz Armitage
  • Lesley Knapp

The DTA course development team gratefully acknowledge contributions of the following content experts:

  • Deborah Muldoon (Life Care Bedtime to Breakfast Program)
  • Michael Young (UNSW Psychology)
  • Jan Golembiewski (Psychological Design)
  • Colm Cunningham (featured in video materials developed by the Aged Care Channel)

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