Concussions early on linked to late-life cognitive decline … Rheumatic diseases linked to long COVID … Semaglutide can reduce or eliminate insulin in people with type 1 diabetes … Positive airway...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, July 25
Jul 25, 2023
Dementia risk tied to blood-protein imbalance … Costly Alzheimer’s drugs come with uncertainty … Why it’s vital to diversify and provide emergency care for older adults … Here’s a drug combo...
Obstructive sleep apnea underdiagnosed in older adults, study finds
Apr 27, 2023
Obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and dementia, yet it remains underdiagnosed and undertreated in people aged 50 years and older, investigators report.
Obstructive sleep apnea may raise risk for early cognitive decline
Apr 07, 2023
Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea may be at significantly greater risk for cognitive decline as they age, even among patients who otherwise are healthy and not obese, a new study finds.
CPAP treatment may not ease sleep apnea in patients older than 80
Feb 10, 2022
Continuous positive airway pressure is the gold standard treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea. But it may not be effective in elderly adults, investigators say
Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 24
Sep 24, 2021
Hypertension kick-starts vascular dementia in mid-age, but some brains fight back, study finds … Expansion drove thousands of new Medicaid patients to nursing homes, but do they belong? … Sleep apnea...
Obstructive sleep apnea may raise risk for sudden death
Aug 09, 2021
Meta-analysis shows sleep apnea linked to increased risk for sudden death, cardiovascular mortality
A CPAP in every room
Jun 24, 2021
One thing the pandemic has done is put everything in perspective. When 97.2% of long-term care news over the past 18 months has been about the horrors of COVID-19, it’s a breath of fresh air to instead...
AHA to clinicians: Screen for and treat sleep apnea before it worsens heart disease
Jun 23, 2021
Sleep apnea can cause a negative feedback loop, worsening cardiovascular conditions, which then further aggravate the sleep apnea, specialists say.
Test seniors with cognitive impairment for sleep apnea, scientists assert
Mar 02, 2021
People with cognitive impairment who have sleep apnea are more likely to score lower on tests of cognitive function than their peers without sleep apnea. And the more severe the apnea, the greater the...