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Sleep disturbance linked with risk of Alzheimer’s

Sleep disturbances such as apnoea may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, while moderate exercise in middle age and mentally stimulating games, such as crossword puzzles, may prevent the onset of the dementia-causing disease, reports [s]The Washington Post[/s]. The [b]University of California, San Francisco[/b], findings – to be introduced during the six-day Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen – bolster previous studies that suggest sleep plays a critical role in the ageing brains health, perhaps by allowing the body to cleanse itself of Alzheimer's-related compounds. The studies also add to a growing body of literature that suggests keeping the brain busy keeps it healthy.

[link url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/sleep-disorders-may-raise-risk-of-alzheimers-new-research-shows/2014/07/13/acce3d9e-0a09-11e4-a0dd-f2b22a257353_story.html]Full report in The Washington Post[/link]

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