Dementia

Stress Linked To Alzheimer’s Precursor

Posted on 23 December 2015

Credit: Marvin Lee/Flickr

Credit: Marvin Lee/Flickr

A study conducted in the US found evidence that higher levels of stress increase the probability that elderly people will develop amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMPC) – a mild form of cognitive decline that in 10-15% of cases develops into Alzheimer’s.

Mindfulness based stress reduction, stress-reducing drugs or cognitive-behavioral therapies may thus lessen our risk for this type of decline and ultimately for Alzheimer’s.


Read more at: ScienceAlert



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