Thursday, February 9, 2012

How Stress Affects Memory Loss

memoryStress is now linked to memory loss. Researchers have found that stress can destroy our brain’s synapses which seems to be the main cause of memory problems.

More specifically, stress negatively impacts the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex areas in the brain. Instead of loss of memory being a function of aging, it may be coming from the stress that’s going on in your life.

Some interesting research done several years ago found that when people meditated regularly they experienced lower levels of stress and over time their hippocampus membrane actually increased in thickness.

If you’d like to learn how easy it is to meditate, you can get my book Managing Your Stress in Difficult Times: Succeeding in Times of Change at and you’ll get free shipping if you order by February 20, 2012.

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