Loss of Sleep could be directly linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

August 9, 2013

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of individuals and families each year, and the number is growing. A large number of the general public now knows someone dealing with the effects of AD. Our supportive staff at Hillandale Communities believes it’s important to continue to offer support and ongoing education concerning the many aspects of Alzheimer's disease.

There have been many case studies involving the link to sleep habits and cognitive functions leading to symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.  A recent study from Washington University reported the patients with the poorest sleep efficiency were five times more likely to have pre-clinical Alzheimer’s than those that slept better.  Lack of sleep will lead to cognitive impairment at any age.  It is important that not only seniors but all ages receive adequate sleep every night for improved cognitive functioning.   While there may be many factors that can contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease; it is imperative if a senior is suffering from chronic sleep loss, or impaired memory loss or cognitive functioning, that it is brought to a medical professional’s attention immediately as they could be at a high risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

For additional information about the sleep study please see seniorsguideonline.com

If you or a family member is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to receive support and care to help better combat the side effects of Alzheimer’s disease.  At Hillandale Family of Communities we offer the best in Memory Care services. Our residents enjoy numerous stations with activities, and multiple seating areas to encourage activity and cognitive function. Please contact us to speak with our friendly support staff about our Memory Care Services or to schedule a tour.  Give us a call at: (513) 777-1400.

Source: seniorsguideonline.com


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