Sleep disturbance and dementia

Sleep disturbance and the dementia healthcare crisis 

The pandemic of dementia poses one of the greatest healthcare challenges of the 21st century. With no known cure in sight and dementia prevalence expected to quadruple by 2050, one of the best medical tools available is to target modifiable lifestyle factors that impact dementia risk as early as possible in service of prevention efforts.1 Even delaying Alzheimer’s disease (AD) onset by a single year could reduce the number of cases by nearly 10 million over the course of the next 30 years.1