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Sleep Doesn't Help Seniors' Memory

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A good night's sleep doesn't seem to improve older adults' memory, according to a new study. The findings suggest that age-related brain changes, not age-related sleep problems, are responsible for some of the memory problems that can occur in older adults, the researchers said.

The study included 25 younger and 24 older adults who learned how to navigate through a series of 10 "virtual rooms" on a computer screen. Each room had three doors, one of which led to the next virtual room.

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