Can Chronic Stress Speed Alzheimer’s?

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Investigators hope to prove that more effective coping methods for dealing with stress, and a greater understanding of its biological impact, may reduce the growing Alzheimer’s burden.

An 18-month study will involve monitoring 140 people, aged 50 and over, with mild cognitive impairment. The participants will be assessed for levels of stress and assessed for any progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia.

Experts say that about 60 per cent of people with mild cognitive impairment go on to develop Alzheimer’s.

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