Anxiety may Increase Risk of Alzheimer's disease in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Upwards of 20% of older adults have mild cognitive impairment, which puts them at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. A new study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry has shown that individuals who have anxiety in addition to mild cognitive impairment may be at an even higher risk. "MCI [mild cognitive impairment] patients with mild anxiety had a 33% increased risk of Alzheimer's, moderate anxiety was linked to a 78% Alzheimer's risk, while severe anxiety increased Alzheimer's risk by 135%." To read more about the study findings, check out this great Medical News Today article.
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