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Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk in olders

Older adults who received positive airway pressure therapy prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia, new research suggests.

Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk in olders

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 April 2021 5:57 AM GMT

NEW YORK: Older adults who received positive airway pressure therapy prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia, new research suggests. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition in which the upper airway collapses repeatedly throughout the night, preventing normal breathing during sleep. (IANS)

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