A general term to describe an irreversible brain disorder that slowly depletes an individual’s memory power and thinking skills eventually, minimizing the ability to perform tasks, is known as Alzheimer’s disease. At a basic level, our brain fails to function normally, which disrupts the work of neurons (brain cells) and triggers an unusual behavior. Although scientists are still conducting studies over studies to find the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease, genetics are said to be a major contributing factor; smoking, poor cardiovascular health, and other factors can contribute to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
Unstable Nations May Be At A Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’sdisease: Reports
In the past, Research has proved several times what living in a stressful and impoverished community can do to a person’s mental space and health. People residing in a deprived and unstable nation may be at a greater risk of Alzheimer’sdisease, says a recent study conducted this week. The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, along with some other researchers in a recent study, revealed that when people living in the highly underprivileged neighborhood were compared to not so underprivileged neighborhood were most likely to develop a brain slackening over time and the potentiality to perform tasks may fall off.
The Medical journal of Neurology- American Academy of Neurology reportedly highlighted the linkage between the extremely deprived neighborhood and structural and functional decline in the same study. The director of the health services and Care Research Program at the University of Wisconsin and an author of the analysis, Dr. Amy Jo Kind says, it was seen that people living in this underprivileged neighborhood were seen having major brain difunctional issues.
The study conducted recently consisted of 601 people; on average, all were 59years with zero brain slackening issues though more than half of them had past family experiences with Alzheimer’s. The researchers divided the participants into two groups: those who lived in advantaged neighborhoods and those who lived in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The research was conducted using the AreaDeprivation Index (ADI), which provides a geographic, area-based measure of how deprived residents of that area are.
For the next 10 years of the study conducted, it was observed that people living in the socioeconomically deprived nation faced major brain shrinkage and memory loss issues, says Dr. Kind. Though the study highlighted yet another cause of mental issues for people living in deprived nations, it’s still under the realm of possibility to eliminate health complications.
Dr. Kind praises the Neighborhood Atlas data platform of The University of Wisconsin, through which users can see, analyze and learn various corners of area disadvantage as a tool that can help them inform help drive change. She continued by saying,” The aim is to see the elimination of health complications, and such changes demand aligned action and unity among individuals, and we hope that the