Higher dementia risk tied to sleep disturbance in veterans study

07/16/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

An analysis involving 192,266 veterans ages 55 and older found that those suffering from sleep apnea, insomnia and other forms of sleep disturbance were 30% more likely to develop dementia. The risk of developing dementia was 80% higher among veterans who also had post-traumatic stress disorder. The findings were presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

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