Sleep-disordered breathing, hypoxia, and risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older women.

@article{Yaffe2011SleepdisorderedBH,
  title={Sleep-disordered breathing, hypoxia, and risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older women.},
  author={Kristine Yaffe and Alison M. Laffan and Stephanie L Harrison and Susan Redline and Adam P. Spira and Kristine E Ensrud and Sonia Ancoli-Israel and Katie L. Stone},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2011},
  volume={306 6},
  pages={613-9}
}
CONTEXT Sleep-disordered breathing (characterized by recurrent arousals from sleep and intermittent hypoxemia) is common among older adults. Cross-sectional studies have linked sleep-disordered breathing to poor cognition; however, it remains unclear whether sleep-disordered breathing precedes cognitive impairment in older adults. OBJECTIVES To determine the prospective relationship between sleep-disordered breathing and cognitive impairment and to investigate potential mechanisms of this… CONTINUE READING
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