Monday, August 6, 2012

Sleep and dementia

This article reviews 4 studies presented at the 2012 Alzheimer's Association International Conference®. They showed that sleep quality and sleep duration can affect risk of cognitive decline in the elderly. However, researchers do not know if improving sleep quality will reduce or prevent cognitive decline. Another study showed that sleep disordered breathing is related to dementia, which makes clinical sense.

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