Brains of People with Sleep Apnea Show Increased Tau Protein Aggregates

Brains of People with Sleep Apnea Show Increased Tau Protein Aggregates
People with sleep apnea show increased accumulation of tau protein aggregates — a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease — in brain regions linked to memory and spatial navigation, a study finds. The results will be presented during the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, May 4–10 in Philadelphia. Recent evidence suggests that a disrupted pattern of deep sleep — the one that helps memory formation — is linked to an increased risk of dementia. Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic condition that can cause breathing to stop frequently during sleep. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic investigated whether obstructive sleep apnea could pose a risk for Alzheimer's
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  1. Marjorie Richman says:

    Are the machines used for sleep apnea treatment causing part of the problem. Is the interruption of the sleep causing the problem and is that why some sleep apnea patients not dreaming or remembering the dreams if they did have them?

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