Sleep Disturbance Linked to Amyloid in Brain Areas Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease | DG News

Sleep Disturbance Linked to Amyloid in Brain Areas Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease | DG News.

December 9, 2014

PHOENIX, Ariz — December 9, 2014 — Healthy, elderly research participants who report being more sleepy and less rested have higher levels of amyloid deposition in regions of the brain that are affected in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study presented today at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).

If sleep disturbance is a cause of amyloid accumulation, it may be an early target for intervention to prevent the progression of cognitive deficits in late life.

 

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