Always Stressed? Beware It’ll Affect Your Short-Term Memory In Old Age

June 18, 2014 7:22 PM

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Always Stressed? Beware It’ll Affect Your Short-Term Memory In Old Age

A new study at the University of Iowa reports a potential link between stress hormones and short-term memory loss in older people. In such cases, an excess of the stress hormone cortisol has been linked to increased short-term memory loss.

“Stress hormones are one mechanism that we believe leads to weathering of the brain,” said co-author Jason Radley.

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