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Like it or not; getting married could avert chances of dementia, heres more

Like it or not; getting married could avert chances of dementia, heres more

In a study covering more than 800,000 people, they found that walking through life alone increased the chances of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by 40 percent.

Being widowed after extended co-habitation also took a toll, boosting the odds of mental slippage by about 20 percent.

Couples living together without having formally tied the knot were still considered as being married for the purposes of the study, it was found.

Interestingly, elderly people who had divorced were no more likely to suffer from dementia that married couples.

Across the different categories, there was also no detectable difference between men and women in the rates of mental decline.

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