According to a study done in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, dementia can develop in later life if someone suffers from psychological stress in the middle of his/her age.
The research has been done to show that there is some linkage between stress and dementia.
These findings have been published in the Journal Brain.
The study also mentions that women in their late thirties, who suffer from stress and anxiety, can develop Alzheimer’s disease in the later period of their lives. Alzheimer’s disease is another form of dementia.
For the research, a group of women were taken from Gothenburg. In 1968, for the first time, the examination of women aged 38 and 60 was carried out and later on in the years 1974, 1980, 1992, and 2000.
Lena Johansson, a researcher from the Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit at the University of Gothenburg, says that combined effect of exasperation, fretfulness, trepidation, tenseness, and irritation due to over work and other problems lasts for about a month and can be termed as stress.
The risk of dementia is 65% more in women who have stress in their mid-life period as compared to those who don’t suffer from stress.
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