CNN (3/17, LaMotte) reports, “Frequent napping or regularly napping for extended periods during the day may be a sign of early dementia in older adults,” investigators concluded in a study that “used data gathered over 14 years by the Rush Memory and Aging Project, which followed over 1,400 people between the ages of 74 and 88 (with an average age of 81).” The study revealed that “elderly adults who napped at least once a day or more than an hour a day were 40% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who did not nap daily or napped less than an hour a day.” The findings were published online in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. HealthDay (3/17, Mann) also covers the study. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)