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Reducing Risk of Dementia!

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
Reducing Risk of Dementia!

Researchers in the U.K. compared people who were divorced, widowed or never married with people who were married. Their results showed that, compared with married people, widowed people had a 20% higher risk of developing dementia, and those who never married had a 42% increased risk. Being married likely reduces the risk due to a different level of social engagement and interpersonal interaction on a day-to-day basis, which may improve “cognitive reserve.”

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