Key clinical point: New data has confirmed a strong link between treatment for sleep apnea and a reduced risk of dementia.
Major finding: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment was associated with a significantly lower odds of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (odds ratio 0.78; 95% confidence interval, 0.69-0.89).
Study details: With a random sample of Medicare beneficiaries and their claims data, investigators identified approximately 53,000 who had an OSA diagnosis prior to 2011.
Disclosures: Dr. Dunietz’s study was supported by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation. She reported having no disclosures. Dr. Varga said he has no relevant disclosures.
Dunietz GL et al. Sleep 2020.