Extreme distress enhances risk for dementia

People who are distressed in midlife may face the risk of developing dementia in their old age, says a new study.

The study suggested that vital exhaustion, an indicator of psychological distress, may pose the risk of dementia.

The study led by a team from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, showed that for each additional symptom of vital exhaustion, the risk of dementia increased by two per cent.