• By Dana Sparks

Acting Out Dreams Linked to Dementia

March 19, 2013

The strongest predictor of whether a man is developing dementia with Lewy bodies is whether he acts out his dreams while sleeping. Mayo Clinic researchers discovered male patients are five times more likely to have dementia with Lewy bodies if they experience a condition known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder.

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B-roll and sound bites with lead investigator and Mayo Clinic neuroscientist, Melissa Murray, Ph.D., are available in the downloads above

Mayo Clinic neurology experts are presenting research findings on Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, sleep disorders, concussions, multiple sclerosis and more at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in San Diego, March 16–23. They also are available to offer expert comment on other research findings. For more information on AAN and to arrange interviews contact: Nick Hanson at  [email protected]

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