A group of scientists at Copenhagen University, led by a doctorate doctor, Sabrina Elamosca, has been investigated whether there is a link between burnout and Alzheimer's disease. As it turned out, more men and women are more at risk of developing dementia in old age to find themselves in the underlying conditions in the middle years.
According to Medical News Today, commenting on the Islamic, "these findings provide a significant risk factor in our understanding of mental distress, which should be given more attention in preventive measures to avoid later development of dementia."
According to scientists, burnout can be a reaction to "unsuccessful problems" in a person's life, especially when long-term stress factors are exposed. Therefore, Burnout can be seen as a sign of mental distress.
Earlier studies have shown that burnout can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, premature death and obesity among other things.
Under ISLAMASTA, scientists investigated data of 6,807 participants in heart health studies, which were found in Kobehenwand between 1991 and 1994. At that time, participants were about 60 years old. As part of the research, they were also asked about burnout.
The team of scientists cooperated with the team by the end of 2016. It was found that middle-aged years have a link between burnout and then the development of Alzheimer's disease. For every additional symptoms of burnout, the risk of getting dementia increased by two percent.
In participants registered with five to nine features of Burnout, there was a 25% higher risk of developing dementia without the symptoms of burnout. Among participants with a burnout of 10 to 17 features, this risk was more than 40%.
One study found that physical response to health, including cardiovascular changes and longer production of cortisol, can contribute to psychological distress and increased risk of dementia.
Islami commented, "Stress can be not only for the health of our brain but also for the health, and to serious and harmful consequences."
The findings of Islamic and colleagues are available on the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.