Apnoea and Dementia causal link study

Saturday, January 14, 2023
by Toni Pankaluic

Have you ever awoke from a night’s sleep unrested and then been told you were snoring? You may have been a little oxygen deprived and some snoring may be a symptom of sleep apnoea.

...AND some people with apnoea may even be at risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

Joining 4ZZZ's Eliot Rifkin and Toni Pankaluic to chat about her Apnoea and Dementia causal link study is Professor Elizabeth Coulson from UQ’s school of Biomedical Sciences and Queensland Brain Institute.

For a deep dive… 

Check out Professor Coulson’s bio here. You can hear more from her on the topic via Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)’s podcast - The Grey Matter. Read up on Professor Coulson’s Group and their publication about sleep apnoea and dementia.

The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, note that QBI researchers announced a safety study for the use of ultrasound to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

To gain a better understanding of Dementia: visit The Sleep Foundation website or read QBI’s Magazine - The Brain.

Visit Dementia Australia for further information and to seek help for people living with dementia and families.

Toni Pankaluic

Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line