New Research in Alzheimer’s Disease

Recent work from Dr. Yo-El Ju and ANA president-elect, Dr. David Holtzman at Washington University in St. Louis has shown that specific disruption of slow-wave sleep results in an increase in the amyloid-beta protein in the cerebrospinal fluid of humans over hours.  If such changes occur chronically, it may predispose one to the development of Alzheimer disease.  More details can be found at https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/sleep-alzheimers-link-explained/

Dr. David Holtzman