A recent study by a PhD student in Sweden has found that constant stress may increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The test, performed on mice, showed higher levels of hormones associated with stress were present in the test subjects that showed impaired learning and memory. While this research was not performed on humans, previous research has indicated that if stress hormones are chronically elevated they can lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Further study on people is still needed.
With this information, we can add another reason to limit the stress in our lives to the list. We already know that stress is not good for our health and this study confirms that even further. Here are five ways to de-stress quickly and keep your brain free of those bad hormones:
Let’s start reducing our risk of Alzheimer’s disease by trying one of these tricks. Unfortunately many are already victims and, worse yet, the number of individuals with this disease is growing. MAS Home Care, a provider Rhode Island home health care, specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. If you know someone who could benefit from home care services, call our North Providence, RI location.