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Published: Jul 17th, 2017

Stressful Life Events Might Be Linked to Alzheimer's and Dementia

 Stressful Life Events Might Be Linked to Alzheimer's and Dementia

New research, presented at a recent conference in London, looks at how stress and dementia are related. Just one stressful event early on in life could cause the brain to age by as much as four years, scientists say, as this fresh research points to such stress contributing to the risk of dementia. Rates of stress were found to be 60% higher among African Americans and these events predicted cognitive abilities even more than traditional risk factors such as age, education and genetics.

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