Exposure to chronic stress linked to Alzheimer’s disease, research shows

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There is an intimate interplay between exposure to chronic stress and pathways influencing the body’s reaction to such stress. Photo: Pexels


(Devrupa Rakshit/ The Swaddle) — A new study has linked exposure to chronic stress with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — suggesting interventions to manage stress levels earlier in life could help reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases later.

Caused by the degeneration and death of brain cells, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia; that is, cognitive decline severe enough to interfere with one’s day-to-day life. (…)

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