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Less-stressed people may have lower dementia risk

Posted on Feb 27, 2009 in Health & Wellness

By Elizabeth Landau CNN (CNN) — People with a stable mood and better capacity to handle stressful situations without anxiety have a reduced risk of developing dementia, according to a study published this week in the journal Neurology. Stress can increase the risk of dementia in older people, a study has found. This finding was particularly strong in highly extroverted people, the study said. Subjects who were both socially active and not easily stressed had the lowest risk for dementia. But even socially isolated individuals who were more calm and self-satisfied showed a reduced...

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