Rapid Review Quiz: Sleep and Dementia

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


January 17, 2023

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the association between sleep apnea and specific types of dementia, including Parkinson's disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, AD, and Lewy body dementia. Patients with sleep apnea were at greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as any type of neurocognitive disorder and AD. The researchers found no statistically significant association for vascular dementia. No studies investigated the risk for frontotemporal dementia.

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