Poverty & stress put people at greater risk of dementia – Alzheimer’s experts

The stress of poverty and life in disadvantaged neighborhoods raises the likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease, and African Americans are one-and-a-half times more at risk of developing the cognitive disorder than whites, several new studies find.

A single major stressful event early in life can significantly damage a person’s cognitive health later on, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, which was presented at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London this weekend.

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