Midlife Stress In Women Tied To Dementia In Later Life.

Bloomberg News (10/1, Kitamura) reports that, according to a study published Sept. 30 in the journal BMJ Open, “stress in middle age may contribute to development of Alzheimer’s disease later in life.” The study of “800 Swedish women born between 1914 and 1930 who underwent neuropsychiatric tests periodically between 1968 and 2005” revealed that psychological stress was tied to a “21 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.”

The Huffington Post (10/1, Brenoff) reports that “the number of stressors reported by the women in 1968” was also tied to “a 15 percent heightened risk of developing any type of dementia, the analysis showed.”

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— “Stress in Midlife Linked to Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, “Makiko Kitamura, Bloomberg News, September 30, 2013.

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