New podcast "Sleep, Cognition & Dementia, ISTAART Research Perspectives" features Helen Rochford-Brennan, member of the European Working Group of People with Dementia


Is there a connection between sleep, memory, and dementia? This is the question addressed in a new podcast called "Sleep, Cognition & Dementia, ISTAART Research Perspectives". This is a complex issue, as different types of dementia are associated with different sleep problems, so there is much research being done in this area. Whether poor sleep causes or exacerbates dementia, is being looked at and then the separate but related issue of dementia contributing to poor sleep. It is clear that more research is needed to understand this relationship; in particular research that observes large groups of affected people for very long periods of time. In a new ISTAART Research Perspectives Special podcast, published online on 9 May 2022, Fernando Peres and Dr Clara Domínguez Vivero get two perspectives on a research topic, from the researcher and the person who lives with the disease, Epidemiologist and Sleep Research expert Dr Yue Leng from the University of California, San Francisco and Helen Rochford-Brennan, a member of the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) who has been living with dementia for a number of years and transformed her life to advocate for improved awareness of dementia and human rights for people with dementia. Find out more about the podcast and see a full transcript, here:

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