UVA explores link between sleep and the aging brain

Does poor sleep lead to dementia, or does dementia cause poor sleep? UVA hopes to find out. (Credit: UVA School of Nursing)

It’s not unusual for older adults to experience problems related to sleep, and one in ten people over the age of 45 report memory problems getting worse. 

At the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing, experts hope to learn how sleep and mental decline are related, and they’re looking for volunteers to take part in a study from the comfort of their own homes. 

Sandy Hausman has that story.

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