Stress in Older People Increases Risk for Pre-Alzheimer's Condition

| Fri Jan 29 05:46:10 EST 2016

December 11, 2015—(BRONX, NY)—Feeling stressed out increases the likelihood that elderly people will develop mild cognitive impairment—often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease. In a new study, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System found that highly stressed participants were more than twice as likely to become impaired than those who were not. Because stress is treatable, the results suggest that detecting and treating stress in older people m....

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