Stephen: Marriage can lower the risk of dementia
Written by Stephen Lethbridge on January 27, 2023
Staying together might be good for your brain! Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology looked at the health of 150,000 participants and found those who stayed married were at lower risk of dementia.
The team examined marital status and other health factors like smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, and close friendships.
“This survey indicates that being married and a lower risk of dementia are linked, but we don’t know why,” Dr. Asta Håberg said. One theory is that having a partner or children can help you stay cognitively active and better cope with adversity.