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How can I keep my mind sharp during chronic stress?

Get support for stressors. You may love your ailing family member, but the chronic stress of facing the situation alone can shrink your brain's memory center. Interacting with others activates many parts of the brain — and learning new ways of coping forms new neural connections.

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