Getting good sleep keeps dementia away for elderly, says study
A recent study says that elderly people who get a good night’s sleep with less disturbance are less likely to develop dementia later.
The research showed that sleeping less can take longer to go in deep sleep and dream and also increase the risk of dementia.
For the study, the researchers studied 321 participants over the age of 60 years.
The study suggests further research to identify if deep sleep helps protect the brain from dementia for elderly people.
Dementia is a group of conditions that impairs at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and making decisions.
Symptoms of dementia are forgetfulness, limited social skills and impaired thinking abilities, which affects the daily living.