Futurity: Bad sleep in older adults may signal Alzheimer’s disease

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Elevated tau, a sign of Alzheimer’s disease, links to brain damage and cognitive decline. Poor sleep is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. People with the disease tend to wake up tired and worsening memory loss make nights even less refreshing. But how and why restless nights are linked to Alzheimer’s disease is not fully understood. The new research may have uncovered part of the explanation. (January 11, 2019)

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