Medical Xpress reports on UMaine study about adverse childhood experiences impacting cognitive function

Medical Xpress shared a University of Maine study that shows adverse childhood experiences may have a negative impact on cognitive function as people age. “Although we cannot change the past, we can identify activities and behaviors that may help lessen the negative downstream effects of childhood adversity. Studying things that increase resiliency may help us to identify targets for interventions and encourage meaningful lifestyle changes for older adults at risk,” said Amy Halpin, first author of the study and a UMaine doctoral student in clinical psychology.