We hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Here is our latest edition of Alzheimer’s Research News You Can Use.
We all know it’s important to pay attention to our body and the warning signs it sends us. It is also vital, as a caregiver to someone living with Alzheimer’s disease, to pay attention to the signs loved ones exhibit telling us it is time to take their car keys for good.
In our first article, A long-term study of aging men and women found that those who said they were often very sleepy during the day were nearly three times more likely than those who were not sleepy to have brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings add to a growing body of evidence linking sleep troubles with Alzheimer’s disease.
In our second article, researchers found that individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease may experience subtle changes in their self-awareness and could lead to accidents and injuries while behind the wheel. These findings underscore the need for relatives, caregivers and doctors to regularly assess driver competence for anyone with Alzheimer’s disease, memory or thinking deficits, or other signs of dementia.
To learn more about the above mentioned research, please read these expert-reviewed articles and for more information about Alzheimer’s; please visit our website at www.alzinfo.org.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about the research progress being made at the Fisher Center.
Together we can end Alzheimer’s.
The Fisher Center Team