Tampa Bay Times highlights Dr. Meredeth Rowe’s study to test the relationship between caregiver sleep and heart disease
Tampa Bay Times highlighted University of South Florida College of Nursing Professor and Endowed Chair, Meredeth Rowe, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, and her current study focused on individuals who care for people suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study tests the relationship between caregiver sleep and heart disease to help understand what negatively affects caregiver health.Photo taken at USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute Center for Memory C.A.R.E.
“We’re trying to determine if the constant vigilance keeps the sympathetic nervous system on high alert, working even at night,” said Dr. Rowe in the article. “That would increase their risk for heart disease because it’s like having untreated high blood pressure.”
The article written by Times Staff Writer, Irene Maher, was published in the newspaper’s Health section on Aug. 14, 2013. The article was also published on the Times’ website.
To read Tampa Bay Times’s full article on Dr. Rowe and her research visit, “USF study to see if device can help dementia caregiver sleep.”
For related stories on Dr. Rowe visit USF College of Nursing’s News Page here.
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