High risk of developing neurodegeneration in people with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder

Takeaway

  • The largest study performed to understand the risk of phenoconversion of idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) to neurodegeneration, and associated predictors of this risk.

Why this matters

  • iRBD is a common feature found in the prodromal period before neurodegeneration symptoms have fully developed; understanding the relationship and timing of iRBD may allow for opportunities to implement neuroprotective measures.