Sleep disturbances and sleep apnea, are common in patients with cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative conditions; however there is a growing recognition that the relationship between sleep and neurodegeneration is bi-directional. This symposium will address essential gaps by discussing: 1) mechanistic evidence that sleep disturbances and sleep apnea promote neurodegeneration; 2) novel clinical evidence that sleep apnea is a risk factor for future cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease and understanding whether CPAP treatment may reduce risk; 3) barriers to treating sleep apnea in dementia patients; 4) the role of sleep apnea in the development and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
CME credits and/or Certificates of Completion are not provided for this session.
1- Learn about the bi-directional relationship between sleep, sleep apnea and neurodegeneration
2- Learn about emerging evidence that sleep apnea may play a role in neurodegeneration including understanding the mechanistic pathways that underpin this relationship
3- Provide new strategies to manage the care of sleep disordered breathing in patients with neurodegenerative disease
Camilla M. Hoyos, BSc(Hons), MPH, PhD: Chair Introduction
Craig L. Phillips, PhD: Could OSA Be a Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease? What are the Potential Mechanisms?
Andrew William Varga, MD, PhD: Is OSA a Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease? Clinical Evidence
Marta Kaminsky, MD: Sleep and Sleep Apnea in Parkinson's Disease
Nikolaus C. Netzer, MD, PhD: Should We Treat Sleep Apnea in Dementia Patients?
Ricardo Osorio, MD: Where to From Here?
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