Study ties midlife stress to increased risk of Alzheimer's, dementia in women

10/3/2013 | Medscape (free registration) · BBC

Women who experienced common stressors such as divorce and widowhood during midlife were 21% and 15% more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and dementia, respectively, later in their life, according to a Swedish study published in BMJ Open. The more stressful events a woman experienced, the greater the risk of dementia, researchers said.

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