Sleep disorder provides clues to risk of dementia and Parkinson's Disease

Original broadcast date: February 8, 2009

A new McGill University study published on December 24, 2008 in the journal Neurology reports a relationship between people who suffer from a particular sleep disorder that causes them to kick or cry out during their sleep may be at greater risk of developing dementia or Parkinson’s disease. This study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ).

  • Dr. Ronald Postuma, M.D., researcher in the neuroscience axis of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). He is also a neurologist at the MUHC and a professor of neurology and neurosurgery in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University

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