Less Sleep Linked To Alzheimer’s

Here’s one of many recent studies showing low lack of good quality sleep can cause memory problems, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease. In this Johns Hopkins study, researchers found that people who slept less of had trouble sleeping had higher levels of beta amyloid plaques in their brain. Having plaques alone doesn’t mean you’ll develop […]

Expert Interview: Dr. Mack Jones on Neurologic Complications of Sleep Apnea

In this month’s Expert Interview, I talk with Dr. Mack Jones, neurologist, sleep physician, and author of the book, Deadly Sleep: Is Your Sleep Killing You? about some of the major neurologic complications of obstructive sleep apnea. In this fascinating and provocative discussion, Dr. Jones and I talk about: – How sleep apnea can cause […]

Ask Dr. Park: Neurologic Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

We already know that obstructive sleep apnea can cause stroke, but can it can also cause central sleep apnea or even Alzheimer’s? How can it lead to various other unexpected conditions such as migraines, headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, various stomach ailments, and even ringing, hearing loss, or vertigo? Hear Dr. Park’s answers and what you can […]

Bad News For Alzheimer’s Disease

Here’s an article in the New York Times that describes why scientists are baffled as to why we’ve made essentially no progress in preventing or treating Alzheimer’s disease, despite all the recent advances in understanding this all-too-common condition. Could it be because our fundamental explanation for Alzheimer’s is wrong to begin with? Researchers are convinced […]

More Dead End Tests For Alzheimer’s Disease

There have been a number of recent studies that report on markers to predict whether or not you'll develop Alzheimer's in the future. All these tests, whether blood tests or cerebral spinal fluid samples, measure various levels of beta-amyloid, which is the protein that makes up the plaques that are typically found in diseased brains.  One […]