By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, May 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Like people, man’s best friend can get dementia with aging.

And these older dogs sleep less deeply when they develop the condition, just as people with Alzheimer’s disease do, according to research that included problem-solving tasks and brain wave measurements.

“Our study is the first to evaluate the association between cognitive impairment and sleep using polysomnography — the same technique as used in sleep studies in people — in aged dogs,” said senior study author Dr. Natasha Olby, a professor of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery at North Carolina State University.

The earliest symptoms…


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