Oct 1, 2013 7:07 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Experiencing stressful events when you're in your middle ages could increase your risk of getting Alzheimer's and Dementia.
Researchers tracked 800 women for almost 40 years. They looked at the way stressors like divorce, unemployment, widowhood, and illness of a family member impacted a person's well-being.
Researchers found the people who were under more stress ended up being more irritable, scared, and they were more likely to have sleep problems.
Some of those stressors have been linked to a 21% greater risk of developing Alzheimer's and a 15% greater risk of getting some type of Dementia.
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