Examining wrist temperature and sleep patterns

Investigating Wrist Temperature Patterns for Older Adults with Dementia

The purpose of this study is to observe wrist temperature of older adults living with dementia for 24 hours a day for two weeks, in order to investigate whether wrist temperature could be an indicator of sleep and circadian rhythms. Participants will wear two wristbands for 24 hours a day and record sleep patterns in sleep journals. The data will be processed and analyzed to explore the relationship between wrist temperatures and sleep patterns. The results will provide information about wrist temperature patterns of older adults with dementia, and the temperature patterns may deepen researcher’s understanding of sleep. This may lead to interventions that help support better sleep.

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