Dementia Could be Related to Depression


Published: October 10, 2021

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Depression in young adults may lead to an increased chance of developing dementia later in life. A recent study found that elderly people are 73% more likely to experience cognitive impairment if they experienced depressive symptoms in early adulthood, whereas those that dealt with depression later in their adult lives were 43% more likely to have dementia in old age. But why? Researchers believe that the central nervous system’s stress response could damage the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for organizing and keeping new memories.

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