Alcohol and stress exposure across the lifespan are key risk factors for Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline

Laurel R. Seemiller, Julio Flores-Cuadra, Keith R. Griffith, Grace C. Smith, Nicole A. Crowley

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Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias (ADRD) are an increasing threat to global health initiatives. Efforts to prevent the development of ADRD require understanding behaviors that increase and decrease risk of neurodegeneration and cognitive decline, in addition to uncovering the underlying biological mechanisms behind these effects. Stress exposure and alcohol consumption have both been associated with increased risk for ADRD in human populations. However, our ability to understand causal mechanisms of ADRD requires substantial preclinical research. In this review, we summarize existing human and animal research investigating the connections between lifetime stress and alcohol exposures and ADRD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100605
JournalNeurobiology of Stress
StatePublished - Mar 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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