With all the holistic health tools out today that can pretty much eliminate stress it is sad that we have to report things like how chronic stress hurts seniors. And the interesting thing is what are some of the results of chronic stress on seniors.
John Phillip wrote over at NaturalNews.com
Chronic Stress Hurts Seniors
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have published the result of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explaining the mechanism behind continual exposure to stressors so common in our rapid-paced lifestyle, and the unnatural accumulation of insoluble tau protein aggregates in brain tissue. They explain that neurofibrillary tangles are one of the physical hallmark signs of Alzheimer’s disease, and have been shown to contribute to disease progression in people under chronic stress conditions during the course of past studies.
Chronic stress is positively linked to physical brain changes leading to Alzheimer’s, dementia
The study team, using a mouse-based model, noted”we found that repeated episodes of emotional stress, which has been demonstrated to be comparable to what humans might experience in ordinary life, resulted in the phosphorylation and altered solubility of tau proteins in neurons… these events are critical in the development of NFT pathology in Alzheimer’s disease.”Researchers determined that the effect was most pronounced in the hippocampus of the brain, an area linked to the formation, organization and storage of memories.
Chronic stress continually stimulates and activates stress pathways in the brain that lead to pathological alteration of stress circuitry in the brain. The researchers describe chronic stress as too much of a good thing gone bad. Lead study author, Dr. Robert Rissman commented on their findings”As people age, perhaps their neuronal circuits do too, becoming less robust and perhaps less capable of completely rebounding from the effects of stress.”
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Here is a novel idea why not use any of the non-evasive stress relief tools with seniors who have Alzheimer’s or dementia? I bet it would relieve (in fact I know it does) the chronic stress and its residue held in the seniors energy system and there is a good chance that the dementia and Alzheimer’s might be arrested and in some cases reversed. And many of the chronic stress relief tools are free.