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Study: Sleep apnea treatments reduce the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's

A new study issued by the University of Michigan, USA, has found the effectiveness of sleep apnea treatment in reducing the risk of developing dementia in the elderly, as it was found that the elderly who took positive airway pressure treatment prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea, were less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and the types of Other symptoms of dementia, according to the Medicinal Express website.

The researchers confirmed that the elderly over the age of 65 years or more, and took drugs used to treat sleep apnea, were the lowest risk of developing cognitive impairment during the next three years.

The researchers found an association between drug use and a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia over a period of three years, indicating that positive airway pressure may be a protective against the risk of dementia in people with obstructive sleep apnea.

The study indicated that obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the upper airway collapses repeatedly throughout the night, preventing normal breathing during sleep, which is associated with a variety of other neurological and cardiovascular conditions, and many elderly people are at a high risk of developing apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea.

This comes after official data revealed that dementia is increasing its prevalence rates in the United States of America, and according to the study there are about 5.8 million Americans suffering from dementia and its serious complications.