More than 5 million people in the U.S. currently have dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. As this number is expected to continue growing over the coming years, researchers are scrambling to identify risk factors that may be responsible for the onset of the memory-loss condition. A recent study conducted by the University of Southern California found that anxiety may be among the causes of dementia.
Anxiety may lead to higher dementia risk
Previous studies have examined a possible link between dementia and depression, but the connection between anxiety and memory loss has yet to be closely considered. Andrew Petkus, the study’s …read more