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link between narcolepsy and Alzheimers?

Posted by TraceyOK on November 01, 2001 at 07:08:29:

Hello everyone,
Is there any link between sleep disorders and Alzheimer's disease? I recently watched a television documentary that suggested a link between memory loss early in life and Alzheimer's disease. I have narcolepsy and find that have short term memory recall is a problem (especially on bad days). I cannot place names with faces, and complete thoughts are sometimes abruptly halted in the process of verbalizing them. I noticed others participating in this forum have the same symptom. Can memory problems related to sleep disorders CAUSE Alzheimer's disease? Are there any studies providing conclusive information? I appreciate any information.

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