Alzheimer’s Trigger May Lie in Negative Views Toward Aging

Alzheimer’s Trigger May Lie in Negative Views Toward Aging
Yale School of Public Health researchers have demonstrated that stress caused by negative attitudes and beliefs toward aging can lead to pathological brain damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The research paper, the first to correlate a cultural and psychosocial risk factor to Alzheimer’s disease onset, was published online in the journal Psychology and Aging. The research study, funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), included biostatistician Martin Slade of the Yale School of Medicine, neurologist Juan Troncoso of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and researchers from the NIA's Intramural Research Program. The multifaceted research team analyzed, throu
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