High Stress May Cause Alzheimer’s in Elderly

High Stress May Cause Alzheimer’s in Elderly
High levels of stress can increase the likelihood of elderly people developing mild cognitive impairment — usually a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. These results are reported in a study titled Influence of Perceived Stress on Incident Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: Results From the Einstein Aging Study," published in the journal Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders. Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System found that participants with very high stress levels were more than twice as likely to become impaired than those with lower stress levels. Because stress is treatable, these findings suggest that early stress detection and treatment in older people could help to delay or prevent AD onset. Cognitive impairment and
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