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The brain of a lonely individual registers feelings of threat and pain signals that are similar to real physical pain and danger. Unaccompanied lonely people are more likely to have an early death caused by stroke, heart attacks or other complications. The feeling of loneliness raises the risk of Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease by 64% and causes disturbances in sleep.
You should exercise mainly for the health benefits rather than for being skinny or chasing a dress size. Your minds forces you to quit when your workout regimen becomes a punishment. Exercise helps you in neurogenesis, boosting natural 'feel good' hormones, creativity, reducing stress and in establishing new connections between brain cells.
While there are similarities that both conditions are progressive, affect brain function and worsen over time, the only difference is that dementia is not a disease. The first stage of Alzheimer's begins years before the onset of dementia and can be confused with routine aging. Dementia sets in at the advanced stage of Alzheimer's and patients need memory care.
A new study in the University of Washington provides strong evidence that certain popular drugs may increase the risk of dementia in older adults....