8 December 2008

Treating sleep apnea may improve cognition in people with Alzheimer’s

Treating sleep apnea in Alzheimer’s patients helps cognition
University of California San Diego: 3 December 2008
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment seems to improve cognitive functioning in patients with Alzheimer’s disease who also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial conducted at the University of California, San Diego.

The study – led by Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and one of the nation’s preeminent experts in the field of sleep disorders and sleep research in aging populations – was published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. … >full story : teaching brief

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