Why Stressful Events Are Bad For The Brain
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Stress is bad for our physical and mental health. It has been linked to several leading causes of death, including heart disease and mood disorders, such as depression. Now new research suggests that the actual number of stressful experiences we encounter can have dramatic consequences for the health of our brains. In all, 27 events were…

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  1. Sometimes it’s unavoidable

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  2. Stress is a silent killer. I know that.

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  3. I have a lot of those in my history and count them as feathers in my hat….

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  4. Brain chemicals are crazy!!

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  5. Stress is very bad. That’s why The Bible teaches us not to worry.

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  6. Agree stress and depression not a good combo but no way around it. The more you try to be positive then something new comes up.

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  7. I do now…BUT, feelin’ stronger every day 🙂

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  8. It is killing me, I feel lousy everyday.

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  9. It’s taking a toll. Especially if they won’t comply. About to have a mental breakdown

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  10. I’m surprised I’m still here…..

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  11. Good article! Life before caregiving was stressful and as a caregiver being stressed is as common as breathing. Every time I forget something, misplace something, walk into a room and can’t remember why it frightens me . Am I developing dementia or Alzheimer’s?

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    • I TOTALLY get this. My Mom died from Vascular Dementia. So I feel a little panic when I can’t finish a sentence fast enough or I’m in a fog. My father just passed from ALS, so I notice every instance of weakness in my legs or hands…..I try not to stress about it, but it is still in the back of my mind.

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  12. I have learned to handle stress by shedding it like a heavy winter coat at the Florida line ..
    That image works for me (most of the time)

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  13. Stress seems to have made it difficult to shift from caregiver to everyday living and decisions.

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