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Women And Midlife Crises


A recent Swedish study says that women who reported stress in midlife from experiences like illness or divorce were more likely to have dementia or Alzheimer’s in old age. But according to the annual Stress in America Survey, more than half of Americans say they get little or no help managing stress from their healthcare providers. So what should we do to manage our stress? Why are women at a heightened risk for a midlife crisis? And how can the accumulation of stress cause mental illness? A conversation about midlife crises.

Dr. Greg Clary
 - Medical Director In-patient and Out-patient Psychiatry, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
Lyndall Hare - BSW, PhD Gerontologist; Midlife Transitions & Aging Specialist for The Respite
Sandy Loydpierson - Mother of twins who just left for college in August, her parents are aging/sick, reevaluating many aspects of her life right now