The weird way your personality can increase your Alzheimer’s risk

November 14, 2014 10:00 AM

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The weird way your personality can increase your Alzheimer’s risk

We’ve all had the experience of getting stuck in a negative frame of mind. But if it’s a regular thing for you, well, here’s something that might motivate you to break the habit: A new study shows that women who are constantly anxious and distressed are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

A nearly 40-year study recently published by the American Academy of Neurology finds that women who scored highest on the neuroticism scale--which measures the tendency to feel easily stressed, anxious, jealous, guilty, and depressed--were twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease compared to t...

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