Objective napping, cognitive decline, and risk of cognitive impairment in older men.

Objective napping, cognitive decline, and risk of cognitive impairment in older men. Alzheimers Dement. 2019 Jun 11;: Authors: Leng Y, Redline S, Stone KL, Ancoli-Israel S, Yaffe K Abstract INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the longitudinal association between napping and cognitive impairment in older adults. METHODS: We used wrist actigraphy to measure naps in 2751 community-dwelling older men. Cognition was assessed repeatedly over 12 years, and clinically significant cognitive impairment was determined by physician diagnosis, Alzheimer's medication use or a significant cognitive decline. RESULTS: After adjustment for all covariates, men with longer napping duration had greater cognitive decline and higher risk of cognitive impairment. Men who napped for ≥120 min/day (vs.
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research

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