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Stress and Alzheimer's: More Evidence Strengthens the Link

Brain6Stress has long been considered a major risk for developing Alzheimer’s, but there hasn’t been any real understanding as to why this is so. Now, researchers at the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease at the University of Florida think that they’ve come closer to discovering the connection.

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Hi Joseph,
I don't know that there's a hard and fast rule about women handling stress better than men. Likely, that depends on personality. However, statistically, women outlive men, and age is a risk for AD, so that could be one reason for the stats that say that more women develop AD than men. Other reasons could go back to hormonal influences, which are not yet well understood. Your question is a good one. There's still so much to learn. Thanks for commenting.

I find this article surprising not in the relation of stress and Alzheimer's but in the part that says more women have Alzheimer's than men.

All this while I thought women can handle stress better than men. Was I wrong?

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