You jolt awake, sensing a presence in your room. Heart racing, you open your eyes and the figure comes into focus. Her glassy eyes seem to stare right through you. 1,518 more words
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I talk quite a bit about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with family and friends. Our parents are drifting into cognitive impairment, asking the same questions again and again and struggling to find words to express themselves, and we wonder if we’re destined for the same fate. 866 more words
An acoustic device may be able to accomplish for older adults what sleeping pills still cannot: enhance both sleep and memory.
Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago conducted a study of 13 healthy older adults whose sleep deepened and whose recall of word pairs improved with timed acoustic stimulation at night. 658 more words
We’ve discussed many components of sleep and sleep disorders. A very common condition that many of you are walking around with undiagnosed is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common, recurring sleeping disorder in which your breathing temporarily pauses during your sleep. 606 more words