Ensure nocturnal oxygenation
Goal: Ensure nocturnal oxygenation
Approach: Exclude or treat sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a common breathing disorder that occurs when sleepers stop breathing hundreds of times during the night. It has been linked to memory decline and dementia. Some estimate that 70 to 80 percent of people with Alzheimer's have it. The most effective treatment is to wear a mask that delivers air, called a CPAP. If you are overweight, losing weight might also help.
- Treatment of sleep apnoea syndrome decreases cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease
- Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea--clinical significance of weight loss.
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