In Older Adults, Sleep Problems Tied to Alzheimer’s

Researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found through a study that poor sleep quality may have an impact on Alzheimer’s disease onset and progression. The study examined the correlation between sleep variables and a biomarker for Alzheimer’s. “Our study found that among older adults, reports of shorter sleep duration and poorer sleep quality were associated with higher levels of beta amyloid measured by PET scans of the brain,” said Adam Spira, PhD, lead author of the study.
Psych Central, October 22, 2013