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Living Right: Stress and Alzheimer's

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About 470,000 Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer's every year.

In a recent study of more than 2,000 seniors, those who constantly were stressed out by every day hassles were twice as likely to be at risk for pre-Alzheimer's disease.

Katie Boomgaard breaks down how researchers are working to identify those most at risk in today's Living Right.

Participants in the study also give hair and blood samples.

Those allow researchers to measure levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their systems.