Stressful Experiences, Such As Divorce Or Job Loss, Can Age The Brain

Stressful Experiences, Such As Divorce Or Job Loss, Can Age The Brain

It Can Be Avoided By Reducing Stress With Yoga Or Meditation

According to a study, stressful experiences such as a war, divorce, losing the job, can age the brain up to 4 years. The loss of cognitive function was related to the event’s level of stress. This can be one of the reasons that explain the increase in the cases of Alzheimer’s disease. One of the causes is that stress affects the hormone levels, and reduces the density of the nerve cells in the brain, also affects the immune system and contributes to the formation of protein in the brain, linked to Alzheimer’s. However, these harmful effects can be reduced with yoga or meditation. More details here.