Sleep disruptions in 30s, 40s tied to later cognitive decline
Jan 08, 2024
People who have sleep interruptions in their 30s and 40s are more than twice as likely to experience thinking and memory issues a decade later, a new study out Jan. 3 in Neurology finds.
Changes in sleep patterns linked to poor cognitive function in older adults, study shows
Dec 07, 2023
A new study sheds light on sleep and cognitive changes in older adults. Namely, sleeping for a short amount of time and sleep variability were linked to poor cognitive function, the authors reported.
Occupational therapy and sleep, the missing ADL
Aug 03, 2023
The sleepover hangover is a telltale sign of summer in our home. Teenagers up and out way too late with friends, hopefully staying out of trouble and then crashing until 2 p.m. the next day. Little ones...
Deep sleep may buffer against memory loss in those with Alzheimer’s brain changes: study
May 05, 2023
Deep sleep may help build cognitive reserve, increasing resilience against the effects of beta-amyloid brain changes, investigators report.
Excessive daytime sleepiness predicts mortality in nursing home residents
Apr 16, 2023
Excessive daytime sleepiness predicts both mortality and the presence of age-related comorbidities in the long-stay nursing home population, investigators report.
Sleep problems tied to later cognitive decline, dementia
Sep 26, 2022
Long time in bed (TIB) and early sleep timing are associated with an increased risk for dementia, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Use of common sleep meds nosedives, with 86 percent drop in oldest adults
Aug 17, 2022
The use of sleep medications among Americans dropped by 31% just prior to the pandemic, with the steepest decline among adults aged 80 and older, investigators report.
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May 17, 2022
Supporting sleep continuity may improve daytime dementia symptoms … Research urgently needed on long COVID among LTC residents, clinicians say … FDA greenlights first OTC COVID test that also detects...
What’s the ideal number of sleep hours for older adults? Study says 7
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 02, 2022
Helping older adults achieve 7 hours of nightly sleep may help them maintain optimal cognitive health, especially those with dementia and psychiatric disorders, researchers say.
Night shift linked to insomnia and stress symptoms in nurses, study finds
Feb 04, 2022
The effects of poor sleep shouldn’t be overlooked in nurses — especially those who work night shifts, investigators say.