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9 Tips to Manage Stress for Better Health

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 Stress is considered a risk factor for dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s. Stress is also a risk factor for stroke and heart attack as well as a trigger for many diseases from arthritis to psoriasis. Obviously, limiting stress in our lives is a good idea. But how? Simply living what we call modern life seems to make stress the norm. How can you adjust your life (just a little) to help manage stress? While much may be out of your control, some things can be managed, if only in stages. 

See the complete slideshow on HealthCentral for tips on learning to manage our caregiving stress:

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