Stress and Dementia

The relationship between stress and dementia is not well defined.  For years, scientists have known that high levels of stress can change the brain.  Studies continue to try and determine how or if stress is a risk factor for developing Alzheimer's in later years.  Other studies are looking to see if stress relief can repair damage to brain cells.

There is a tremendous amount of analysis available on the interaction of stress and dementia.  These links should get you started.

Additional Information Source:
Midlife Psychological Stress and Risk of Dementia: a 35-year Longitudinal Population Study (Full text)


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