How Chronic Poor Sleep Increases Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative brain disease that often is seen in the elderly, characterized by loss of memory and impaired cognition that worsens over time and leaves the person totally dependent on a carer for all activities of daily living. Regular disruption of a good night's sleep, especially slow wave sleep in otherwise healthy middle aged adults might put them at an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) later in life.

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