Determining Rate of EArly Memory and Sleep change in Alzheimer’s Dementia

Project Details


This study proposes to understand more of the nature, severity and frequency of sleep disturbances that are associated with real-world cognitive decline.
By understanding which types, and at which level of severity, sleep disturbances begin to exert an effect on disease trajectory in a real-world population, the myriad of interventions available to treat sleep disturbance could potentially be deployed at the most effective point.

This study proposes to utilise data collected as part of routine clinical practice and assessment within an existing Cognitive Disorders Clinic. The main variables of interest are undertaken as part of usual clinical care when clinically appropriate.

The primary objective is to determine the effect of baseline sleep quality (as measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index – PSQI) on subsequent cognitive decline (as measured by Montreal Cognitive Assessment – MoCA).

Key findings

Project still in recruitment and data collection phase - no formal analysis has been conducted yet.
Effective start/end date8/02/221/11/26


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