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Marriage and Dementia

Your spouse may drive you crazy at times, but new research suggests that your marriage may keep you from losing your mind.

The risk of dementia was significantly lower for married people than for adults who remained single their entire lives. That’s not say that people should get married simply to ward off dementia. But understanding why marriage is associated with better cognitive health could lead to the development of “social interventions” that would be available to everyone.

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