In 2009, a study by researchers at Washington University in Saint Louis found that poor sleep can lead to a build up in the brain of beta-amyloid proteins, a chemical involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Now scientists are working to discover why sleeping well keeps beta-amyloid levels low.
In the meantime, check out these tips for getting a better night’s rest in the video below.
Alzheimer’s continues to grow costlier, and the prevalence of this tragic disease only continues to grow. Many American elders depend on Medicare for coverage of treatment they need during their golden years, but Medicare does not cover long-term care for Alzheimer’s leaving family and loved ones to shoulder a care burden currently estimated to be worth over $217 billion.
This cannot continue! You can help America’s Alzheimer’s patients by signing our petition demanding Medicare step up and cover 100% of long-term care for any person with Alzheimer’s or other dementias whose doctor has recommended it.Whizzco