A study published in the journal Sleep found older adults with obstructive sleep apnea who used positive airway pressure therapy had a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia, compared with those who did not receive PAP therapy. "If a causal pathway exists between OSA treatment and dementia risk, as our findings suggest, diagnosis and effective treatment of OSA could play a key role in the cognitive health of older adults," principal investigator Tiffany Braley said.
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