Stress and Alzheimer’s – Stress Can Accelerate Symptoms
Stress-induced hormones produced by the brain can increase an individual’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s in individuals already suffering from the disease.
When the brain is stressed, it produces steroids that can inhibit general brain activity. One such steroids is allopregnanolon. Mice with elevated levels of the steroid experienced impaired memory and learning in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s development. So pay attention to the relationship between stress and Alzheimer’s.