Online Buzz: Sleep Deprivation and Alzheimer's Disease

Losing sleep over losing sleep? According to a study from the University of California, Berkeley, not catching enough zzzzs could speed the onset of memory issues and Alzheimer's disease.

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The study notes that regular restorative sleep helps wash away toxic proteins called beta-amyloid that build up in the brain. Beta-amyloid attacks the brain's long-term memory storage and is a main culprit behind Alzheimer's disease. However, adequate shuteye may prevent these harmful beta-amyloid proteins from clumping and then damaging nerve cells.

Learn more about this study and related research in the Right at Home blog, where you will always find the latest information on healthy aging and home care.

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How does modern life affect sleep? Check out the article "From the Cave to the Bedroom: Should We Practice ‘Paleo Sleeping Habits’?" in the October 2015 issue of Caring Right at Home.

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