According to a new study, men who marry intelligent women are less likely to develop dementia later in life.
Dementia affects almost 35 million people across the world with 7.7 million new cases reported each year.
Lawrence Whalley – Professor at the College of Medicine & Life Sciences at University of Aberdeen talked about his findings at the Oxford Literary Festival. His studies found that keeping your brain active through intellectual stimulation can help fight off symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease & dementia.
Past research has concluded that activities such as reading, crossword puzzles & visiting museums can help keep one’s brain active in older age. Whalley’s new research adds that a partner who intrigues & challenges their significant other plays an important role.
The study also says that the death of a mother before the age of five is a very important risk factor for dementia later in life.