The Ugly Truth of Dementia: The Thought Causes Behind Mind Deterioration

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'Dementia, specifically in the form of Alzheimer's, is projected to be on a significant rise in the next 20 years. Still, we only have a very rudimentary understanding of the disease, how it spreads throughout the brain, and the possible causes and origins behind it. Recent research, however, suggests a strong connection between prolonged stressors in life and the onset of Alzheimer's. 

Previous evidence has firmly established that the same risk factors for heart disease -- high blood pressure, diabetes, excess weight, high cholesterol and lack of exercise -- may play a role in Alzheimer's.' 

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