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Stress Promotes Memory Decline and Dementia Later in Life

Stress Management

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  • A recent study reveals that higher levels of stress hormones can speed up short-term memory loss in older adults. Previous research has also linked chronic stress with working memory impairment
  • Elevated levels of cortisol affect your short-term memory by causing a gradual loss of synapses in your prefrontal cortex
  • Other research suggests that stress may be a trigger for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Energy psychology tools such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can help reprogram your body’s reactions to everyday stress, thereby reducing your chances of developing adverse health effects
  • Eco-therapy is becoming increasingly validated, with many proponents in the mental health field. Spending time in nature can combat stress by promoting a sense of inner peace and happiness

By Dr. Mercola

Studies have found links between acute and/or chronic stress and a wide variety of health issues, including your brain function.

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