• Excessive daytime sleepiness may raise risk for dementia

    One year ago - By Healio

    Excessive daytime sleepiness was linked to an increase in longitudinal beta amyloid accumulation among elderly adults without dementia, indicating excessive daytime sleepiness may be a risk factor for dementia, according to study findings.
    “Excessive daytime sleepiness in this population has detrimental consequences. Several longitudinal studies have shown an association between and an increased risk of dementia,” Diego Z. Carvalho, MD, department of neurology, Mayo Clinic, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Neurology. “However, the neurobiological
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  • Being Sleepy During the Day Could Be a Warning Sign of Alzheimer's

    One year ago - By Time

    Researchers know that a condition as complicated as Alzheimer's can't be traced to a single or simple cause. Genetic factors contribute to the degenerative brain disorder that robs people of their memory, and biological process related to aging play a role as well.
    But in recent years, scientists have uncovered some behaviors that may also influence Alzheimer's risk. In the latest study published in JAMA Neurology , a group of them report how sleep - daytime sleepiness, in particular - may be an indicator of Alzheimer's.
    Prashanthi Vemuri, an associate professor of radiology at the Mayo...
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  • Daytime sleepiness increases risk of Alzheimer's

    Daytime sleepiness increases risk of Alzheimer's

    One year ago - By Daily Mail

    Mayo Clinic researchers found sleepiness in waking hours is particularly risky. Elderly people without dementia suffered dangerous build-ups if they were sleepy during the day.
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