Visual cognitive function: Changes associated with chronic insomia in older adults

Iris Haimov, Bat Sheva Hadad, Danny Shurkin

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Abstract

Older adults typically exhibit poor sleep efficiency as well as a decline in visual perception. In this study, the authors investigated whether late-life insomnia is associated with age-related changes in visual processing of global and local aspects of hierarchical figures. The study findings suggest that late-life insomnia may be one of the most important factors contributing to the decline of visual processing in older adults. The findings offer hope that treatment of insomnia in older adults could have beneficial effects on improving visual processing in this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-41
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (all)
  • Gerontology

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