Your Emotions Can Put You at-Risk for Alzheimer's

Written by Susan Dunn, MA, certified EQ Coach

Still don’t believe anger kills, and stress ages you? In a recent study re: Alzheimer’s disease (AD)repparttar psychological assessment included these questions: “I am not a worrier,” “I often feel tense and jittery,” and “I often get angry atrepparttar 126180 way people treat me.”

The study included 797 individuals with an average age of 75. Research has proven that chronic stress is associated with changes inrepparttar 126181 hippocampus (an area ofrepparttar 126182 brain), as does chronic depression, and problems with learning and memory. Researchers therefore suspected that people who frequently experience psychological distress might be at increased risk for AD. Their suspicions were confirmed.

Participants were also tested on episodic memory, as impaired episodic memory is a symptom ofrepparttar 126183 disease.

According torepparttar 126184 study, reported in PsychiatryMatters.MD, “over an average 4.9 year follow-up, 140 individuals were diagnosed with AD. In addition, those classified as being highly prone to stress (90th percentile) were shown to have twicerepparttar 126185 risk of developingrepparttar 126186 disorder as those inrepparttar 126187 lower stress catefory (10th percentile).”

Resistance to Celebrating

Written by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The following article is offered for free use in your ezine, print publication or on your web site, so long asrepparttar author resource box atrepparttar 126179 end is included. Notification of publication would be appreciated.

Title: Resistance to Celebrating Author: Margaret Paul, Ph.D. E-mail: Copyright: © 2003 by Margaret Paul Web Address: Word Count: 720 Category: Emotional Healing, Relationships


Some people really love celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, holidays – while other people seem to dislike them. Derek will tell you that he could go through life very nicely without celebrations. To Derek, celebrations are a bother, a nuisance. They are meaningless and commercialized, created by big business to make money. Derek does not want to fall intorepparttar 126180 trap of being like everyone else.

Bonnie, Derek’s wife, is justrepparttar 126181 opposite. She loves celebrations. She loves to buy justrepparttar 126182 right gifts for people. She loves to celebrate people on their birthdays and anniversaries. She loves Thanksgiving, Christmas, as well as Chanukah, since she is half Jewish. To Bonnie, celebrations are times when she can express her love and appreciation for people and her gratitude for her life. Bonnie is sad that Derek doesn’t like to join her, and often feels lonely at holiday time because Derek is so resistant to celebrating.

How did Derek get this way? What causes him and others to dislike celebrations?

Derek grew up with a very controlling, invasive mother. She tried to control Derek in many areas – how he wore his hair, who he dated, how he spent his time, what courses he took in school, what major he had in college. In addition, she exerted much control over him during celebrations. Not only did he have to get her a terrific present, but whatever he got was never good enough. For Derek, celebrations were not fun at all.

Now, as an adult, Derek is in resistance to being controlled. He has transferred his anger and resistance toward his mother onto society and big business. Now it is society and big business that are trying to control him. Now, because he is an adult, he no longer has to give in as he did with his mother. Now he can resist being controlled.

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