Research published by Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong, Jr, MD in Today’s Geriatric Medicine (Vol. 8 No. 2 P. 26) links untreated sleep apnea with the exacerbation of age-related decline in cognitive function.
The eight-year study enrolled 559 elderly patients without neurological disorders and noted slight by significant declines in attentional domains.
Meanwhile, the Canadian Lung Association notes that 50% of seniors have un-diagnosed sleep apnea. They offer-up a simple screening tool on their blog, accessible by clicking here.
Operations and Care Leaders of Care Homes can reduce the impacts of sleep apnea, by providing on-site screening and friendly equipment introductions via an on-site Good Sleep Clinic.
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