Early Experiences Impact Health in Late Life

Using self-reported data on childhood adversity before age 18, researchers found that cerebral infarcts (a type of stroke) were significantly more common in the elderly who had experienced emotional neglect during childhood. The study compared those in the 75th percentile of childhood emotional neglect with those in the 25th percentile. Factors such as parental intimidation or violence, family turmoil, emotional neglect, and financial needs were all assessed. 

PositiveTip: Wholesome, positive family experiences help nurture stable and healthy offspring for life.