Oct 15, 2023

Alzheimer’s Is Linked to Stress And Depression, And We May Know Why

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Dementia affects more than 55 million people around the world.

A number of factors can increase a person’s risk of developing dementia, including high blood pressure, poor sleep, and physical inactivity.

Meanwhile, keeping cognitively, physically, and socially active, and limiting alcohol consumption, can reduce the risk.

Recently, a large Swedish study observed that chronic stress and depression were linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. The researchers found people with a history of both chronic stress and depression had an even greater risk of the disease.

Globally, around 280 million people have depression, while roughly 300 million… More.

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