Why Be Married? For Protection Against Alzheimer's
More evidence today that being married may protect us against Alzheimer's Disease or a less serious loss of cognitive abilities.
This comes from Krister Hakansson of Sweden in a report to the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease today. The study looks at more than 1,400 people in Finland over a 21-year period from middle-aged to over 65.
Among those who carried a gene associated with Alzheimer's, the ones who were married when the study began fared much better than those who were widowed or divorced then.