Network in Aging of Western New York Presents a Workshop
“Sleep in the Elderly: From Insomnia to Sleep Apnea and Everything Else in Between”
BUFFALO, NY (May 28, 2018) – The Network in Aging is presenting a workshop entitled “Sleep in the Elderly: From Insomnia to Sleep Apnea and Everything Else in Between” on Wednesday, June 20 from 12 to 3:30 pm at Meals on Wheels of WNY Community Center, located at 100 James E. Casey Drive. The purpose of this event is to better understand the evolution of sleep as we age, learn what normal sleep requirements are as an older adult, discuss common sleep disorders and will offer attendees a tool kit to help fix these disorders in the senior population.
During this workshop, topics covered will include an overview of sleep physiology, abnormal sleep-Related behaviors in the elderly, sleep-related breathing disorders and cardiovascular disease and stroke, sleep-onset and sleep maintenance insomnia, and climate change and sleep requirements. The featured speaker is Dr. Daniel Rifkin of the Sleep Medicine Centers of WNY, a successful private practice and clinical research practice in Sleep Medicine. Dr. Rifkin is interested in all aspects of sleep medicine and neurology with a special interest in sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome as well as a special interest on the effects of climate change on sleep.
The workshop is open to area professionals and those looking to learn more. Attendees can register online by June 8 at www.networkinaging.org for a cost of $20 and the event includes lunch. For further information, contact Lisa Boron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-829-3712.
“The Network in Aging is a long standing, vital organization which has a special place in the community among professionals that deal with seniors,” said Kristin Surdej, current Network in Aging President. “Our special events committee is thrilled to be able to bring this interesting workshop to area professionals and those looking to learn more about the importance of a good nights sleep”.
About the SPEAKER
Dr. Daniel Rifkin received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1992 and trained in Neurology at Strong Memorial hospital. He completed his training with a subspecialty fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and sleep disorders medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 1997, he moved to Buffalo and established the Sleep Medicine Centers of WNY. He received his Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University and hopes to spread the importance of sleep health now and in the future.
About Network in Aging of Western New York
The Network in Aging of Western New York is a non-profit, voluntary corporation, founded in 1981 and is committed to bringing together individuals and organizations involved in aging and improving the quality of life for older persons and their support network in the area. They currently have over 100 member agencies specializing in various fields including education, health and social services, and community and government leadership. Their mission is to provide members with opportunities for resource exchange, professional development and stimulation of interdisciplinary collaboration through networking events, educational programs and strategic partnerships. For more information contact 716-829-3712 or visit networkinaging.org.