Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in Alzheimer ’s disease patients
ConclusionThere was a high prevalence of OSA in patients with mild-moderate AD. OSA was not associated with sleepiness or worse cognitive function. APOE ε4 was not related to the presence or severity of OSA. Further longitudinal studies will be required to evaluate whether OSA impairs cognitive evolution in AD patients.
The geriatric population is at high risk of severe low blood glucose (LBG) events due to diminished homeostatic mechanisms, especially on hypoglycemic medications. Moderate to severe LBG events in these patients can contribute to behavior changes such as agitation, change in level of consciousness, disruption of sleep, instability and increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and falls. Rapid recognition and appropriate treatment and prevention of LBG and recurrences can reduce risk for hospitalization in the geriatric population.
Population health has been around for decades, but it is now taking center stage in Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) and dementia care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are encouraging and empowering these efforts with a Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia curriculum. “This is an important strategy,” said Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD, Signature HealthCARE chief medical officer and president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. “We have millions of patients with dementia, and these numbers will increase.
CONCLUSIONS.: Our results confirm the multidimensional nature of mania. Hyperactivity, increased speech, and thought disorder appear as core features of the clinical construct. The mood experience could be heterogeneous, depending on the co-occurrence of euphoric (elevated mood) and dysphoric (irritability and depressive mood) emotions of varying intensity. Results are also discussed regarding their relationship with other constitutive elements of bipolar disorder, such as mixed and depressive states. PMID: 32093802 [PubMed - in process]
Given the complex and bidirectional nature of sleep and mild cognitive impairment/Alzheimer ’s disease and related dementias, a precision medicine approach to education, lifestyle changes, and early assessment in patients with a family history of snoring, sleep apnea, diabetes, and heart disease is warranted. Furthermore, a team-based approach allows for a coordinated precision diagnosis and management of common comorbid chronic illnesses. The significance of sleep disturbances in this population, contributing factors, assessment and diagnostic challenges, common sleep disorders and mechanisms, tailored behavioral an...
By Brandon R. Peters, M.D. The news was enough to give you indigestion: Some of the over-the-counter and prescription medications most widely used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are linked to the development of dementia. The research suggesting a possible association is the latest in a string of implicated drugs over the past few years, including medications taken to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and allergies. What is going on? Before emptying out the medicine cabinet, take a moment to consider the role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Scientific research can be difficulty to contextualize, especially when i...
This study was published online April 15 in the journal Neurology. Several study authors received industry support within the past two years and held patents involving procedures related to the study. A number of groups funded this research, such as the Foundation for Research in Sleep Disorders and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. More from dailyRx: Sleep On It: Asthma Tied To Sleep Breathing Problems How Your Gender Could Affect Your Brain Health Just Say 'Om' For Better Brain Health -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be u...
Breathing problems during sleep may be linked to early mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. But using a CPAP machine can significantly delay the onset of cognitive problems.
A new study in the journal "Neurology" found that breathing problems like heavy snoring or sleep apnea could be linked to early memory loss and even Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Carol Ash, director of sleep medicine at Meridian Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what snorers need to know.
Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Sleep Apnea