Rapid Review Quiz: Sleep and Dementia

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


January 17, 2023

A recent nationwide cohort study from Denmark presented results at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference. The study, with a 40-year follow-up, linked population data with information on late-onset dementia and hospital-based sleep disorder diagnoses from Danish health registers. In a cohort of almost 1.5 million people, those with any hospital-diagnosed sleep disorder had a 17% higher risk for dementia compared with those with no sleep disorder diagnosis. Men with "other specific disorders" had the highest risk, more than twice that of women with "other specific disorders."

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