HOW IS POOR SLEEP RELATED TO ALZHEIMER’S?

Guest:  Barbara Bendlin, PhD, principal investigator, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

One in three Americans doesn’t get enough sleep, and inadequate sleep has been linked to a number of health conditions. Now researchers are looking closely at the relationship between poor sleep and Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. One of these researchers is Barbara Bendlin, PhD, a principal investigator at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UW-Madison, whose NIH-funded research on sleep and Alzheimer’s was presented at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London and reported by CNN and the New York Times.

On this program, Dr. Bendlin describes her research, which included 101 cognitively-normal middle age participants, and her findings on how inadequate and poor quality sleep may put people at higher risk for Alzheimer’s/dementia.

You will also hear about the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s upcoming Public Health Education Event, “The Science Behind Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Brain Health,” Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Gordon Commons on the University of Wisconsin campus.  The community lecture will feature guest keynote speaker, Dr. Martha Clare Morris, an authority on nutrition and aging and the creator of the MIND diet for healthy brain aging.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but it is appreciated.  For registration, event details, and parking, go to www.adrc.wisc.edu.