Stress in middle age could lead to an increased risk of dementia later in life. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg studied 1,415 women who were assessed in 1968, 1974, 1980, 1992 and 2000. The women were asked about their levels of stress in 1968,1974 and 1980 and those who suffered from stress during this period had a 65% higher risk of developing dementia. Those women who reported feeling stressed at all three time points had more than double the risk. The study - published in the scientific journal Brain - is the first to link stress in middle age with dementia in old age.
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