Can sleep apnea be the doorway to early onset Alzheimer’s disease?
“In a group of 2,470 people, average age 73, researchers gathered information on the incidence of sleep apnea, a breathing disorder marked by interrupted breathing and snoring, and the incidence of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.”
The study shows that people “became cognitively impaired an average of about 10 years sooner than those without the disorder.” They have a machine that they had everyone use in the study, the C.P.A.P. machines delayed the appearance of cognitive impairment
The lead author in this article made it known that this study does not unequivocally prove the two diseases go hand in hand. Now there is some evidence that their is a small percentage that people with it may end up with having Alzheimer’s
To read the study’s abstract, please click here