Thu, Aug 11, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
Sleep ApneaDownload audio (MP3)
A new study from UCSF and the California Pacific Medical Center suggests that people who suffer from sleep apnea -- brief pauses of breathing during the night -- may also be at increased risk of developing dementia. We discuss sleep apnea, and the current state of diagnosis and treatment.
Host: Sydnie Kohara
- Clete Kushida, neurologist and sleep specialist at Stanford University
- Edward Grandi, executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association
- Katie Stone, co-author of the new study, epidemiologist focused on sleep disturbances and senior scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
- "Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Elderly Women" : at UCSF.edu
- Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine : at StanfordHospital.org
- The American Sleep Apnea Association : at SleepApnea.org
The federal government estimates that more than 12 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea, many of them undiagnosed.
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