Elderly Sleep Pattern Changes May Help to Detect Dementia

Older adults who have too much, too little or restless sleep have an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to studies that suggest doctors note these conditions in patients for follow-up evaluations.

The research, presented today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver, adds to increasing evidence that Alzheimer’s and other disorders have early signs that can be caught by general practitioners.

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“Elderly Sleep Pattern Changes May Help to Detect Dementia” By: Elizabeth Lopatto
Businessweek
July 16th 2012

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