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Health & FitnessBeing In a Happy Marriage Could Slash Your Risk of Dementia By 40%

15:35  18 september  2019
15:35  18 september  2019 Source:   menshealth.co.uk

Older adults may be increasing their dementia risk with common medications

Older adults may be increasing their dementia risk with common medications Older adults may be increasing their dementia risk with common medications

Being happily married 'cuts your risk of dementia by 40 % because couples encourage each other to lead healthier lives and offer emotional support'. The cause of the memory-robbing disorder remains unknown but evidence is quickly mounting that a healthy diet and exercise can slash the risk .

Being in a happy marriage may slash your chances of getting dementia , a study has claimed. Researchers tracked more than 4,000 participants over The cause of the memory-robbing disorder remains unknown but evidence is quickly mounting that a healthy diet and exercise can slash the risk .

Being In a Happy Marriage Could Slash Your Risk of Dementia By 40% © Bogdan Kurylo - Getty Images Take a moment to thank your partner today for making your life longer

Researchers have found that being happily married could cut your risk of the memory-robbing disorder by up to 40 per cent, as lab coats believe that couples encourage each other to stop drinking and to stub out smoking, helping delay the onset of neurological conditions and brain inflammation.

Examining and tracking 4000 participants over the age of 60 for a decade, the researchers explored the impact and correlation between low moods, marital status and living situations against increased dementia risk.

Healthy lifestyle can reduce risk of dementia

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Drinking a glass of orange juice every day could significantly lower your risk of getting dementia , a study suggests. Researchers tracked almost 28,000 men for two decades to examine how their fruit and vegetable consumption affected their brain power. They found men who drank a small glass of orange

Drinking tea can slash your risk of dementia by up to 86 per cent, experts have revealedCredit: Getty Images. Those who drank just one cup a week saw Those who drank tea were 50 per cent less likely to develop dementia over this period than those who avoided tea. The benefits were even greater for

Being In a Happy Marriage Could Slash Your Risk of Dementia By 40% © Bogdan Kurylo - Getty Images Gorgeous bride and stylish groom dancing under golden confetti at wedding reception. Happy wedding couple performing first dance in restaurant. Romantic moments

The scientists discovered that the risk of dementia was 40 per cent higher in the test subjects that were unhappy and single and correlates with the theory that social isolation can lead a person to live an unhealthier lifestyle, thereby increasing the risk of dementia.

Currently, dementia affects around 850,000 people in the UK. The researchers, from Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute, believe that living with a loved partner provides mental and social stimulation, as couples often encourage each other to stay healthy, exercise regularly and nix habits such as smoking and drinking. Similarly, happy couples provide emotional support during stressful times.

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Drinking a glass of orange juice every day could significantly lower your risk of getting dementia , a study. An estimated 46.8million people are living with dementia worldwide – 850,000 within in the UK, and five million in the US. There is no cure for the condition but scientists have been trying to find

Dementia is NOT inevitable: World Health Organization says exercising, eating healthy, quitting smoking and cutting back on alcohol can slash your risk of 'While age is the strongest known risk factor for cognitive decline, dementia is not a natural or inevitable consequence of ageing,' the report

"[These] are of great importance when experiencing low mood... and may explain why those not having a partner had an increased risk of dementia when experiencing low mood," said the researchers.

"We found that marital status and living situation have the potential to buffer the detrimental effects of low mood on dementia onset. Since older individuals are more prone to experience loneliness with increasing age, health care should also pay special attention to the very old."

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Being happily married 'cuts your risk of dementia by 40% because couples encourage each other to lead healthier lives and offer emotional support'.
Swedish researchers tracked more than 4,000 participants over the age of 60 for a decade to make the conclusion. They found those who were single and living alone were far more at risk of the disorder.

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