Sleep Apnea a Factor in Alzheimer’s?

May 23, 2013

More than 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. The condition is more common in the elderly, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Could sleep-disordered breathing, also known as sleep apnea, be one of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease? A recent study explored this association in elderly patients with normal cognitive function.